BBC Hardtalk Guy Stephen Sackur can become a witness in Sarath Fonseka Case
Posted on January 1st, 2011

Piyasiri

The BBC Hardtalk reporter Stephen Sackur  who interviewed Gotabaya Rajapaksa few months ago has confirmed about SF’s white flag story.
 
Now, Stephen Sackur can become a witness in Sarath Fonseka Case. Sarath Fonseka has confirmed about the white flag story with Stephen Sackur.
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9313264.stm

There were also claims that the last remnants of the rebel force were shot whilst trying to surrender – allegations fuelled by the former head of the Sri Lankan army General Sarath Fonseka who confirmed to HARDtalk that he had heard witnesses describe how Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa told local commanders to take no prisoners.
 
Gen Fonseka, who was, and still is, being held in military detention, spoke to me covertly by phone. He told me he would be prepared to testify before international war crimes investigators.
 
 

5 Responses to “BBC Hardtalk Guy Stephen Sackur can become a witness in Sarath Fonseka Case”

  1. Chintha Says:

    But , still some blind idiots try hard to defend this mad dog.

  2. De Costa Says:

    “Mad Dog” is not THE BEST WORDS now Chintha. He really helped ( like a mad dog) the country to win a war. No doubt. Unfortunately his extreme greed overcame him and made him into a fool. Very unfortunate – we should have sympathy for him.

  3. jay-ran Says:

    Even a MAD DOG will not bite the arms that feeds him.But SF is millions times worse than a MAD DOG to have insultedand, rediculed Def Sec and also MR in public by treacherous claims and going against the very President and Def Sec who elevated this SF whose RECORD IN THE ARMY HAD BEEN NEGATIVE.

    So the RETRIBUTIONB!!!

  4. callistus Says:

    Sarath Fonseka is not a mad dog, but a mad man. He may have had some qualities as a brave soldier, and Gotabaya recognised those qualities perhaps at that stage. May be the UNP was right to say ‘anybody can win a war’. He single handedly spoiled the whole victory for all of us. May be he has serious learning difficulties. Certainly he wasn’t good at any academic work at school.

  5. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    In fairness to Sarath Fonseka we must remember that he has repeatedly told that the Army operated under his command and they did not commit war crimes. He has also repeatedly emphasised that the alleged order by Gotabaya to not to take prisoners, is not what he has been told, but it is something he heard from a journalist (not witnesses). Therefore, when he says he is prepared to testify before an international war crimes tribunal, this is what he would tell and that I believe is not acceptable evidence in courts unless SF mentions the name of the journalist who is alleged to have told him. It is unfortunate SF was power hungry and bit the bait thrown at him by the unpopular parties such as the JVP and Ranil’s UNP.

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