WIMAL WEERAWANSA ATTACKS FONSEKA FOR TELLING TO COOPERATE WITH PROBE
Posted on May 24th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana

Sri Lanka’s Housing Minister and leader of the National Freedom Front, a constituent party of the governing coalition,Wimal Weerawansa criticized forrmer Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for saying Sri Lanka must cooperate with  any international inquiry into war crimes they allege since we did not do such crimes.

Weerawansa appealed to Fonseka not to dig out the trump cards of the US imperialists to trap “Sri Lanka”.

Wimal Weerawansa argued after going to an inquiry Fonseka could always say during the last few days of the war he was out in China negotiating for arms and those who were present only were in the know passing the ball to the others. Weerawansa was responding to a statement made by Fonseka during a BBC interview in Colombo recently.

In that interview with Charles Haviland Sri Lanka Army’s former commander  Fonseka rejected accusations that thousands of civilians had been killed in the closing phase of the army’s offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

“The large figures of 30,000, 40,000, [who are said to have] died “”…” it was not practicable. The way we conducted the war, the type of weapons systems we used, the manuals we made, we were always concerned about the security of the civilians,” Mr Fonseka said.

Sri Lanka must cooperate with any international inquiry into these war crimes they allege, Sarath Fonseka said, a day after his release after spending 30 months in jail.

Fonseka said Sri Lanka must cooperate with any international inquiry into alleged war crimes

He said some Sri Lankan leaders were “hiding their faces ” as if they were guilty over how Sri Lanka conducted their war.

Sri Lanka must co-operate with any international investigation into alleged war crimes, ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka  told the BBC, a day after his release from jail.

He said  as if they were guilty some Sri Lankan leaders were “hiding their faces” over the conduct of the war.

But Mr Fonseka, who led the army to its 2009 victory over Tamil rebels, denied thousands of civilians had been killed.

18 Responses to “WIMAL WEERAWANSA ATTACKS FONSEKA FOR TELLING TO COOPERATE WITH PROBE”

  1. AnuD Says:

    [He said some Sri Lankan leaders were “hiding their faces “ as if they were guilty over how Sri Lanka conducted their war. ]

    Exactly.

    As long as we hide it and try to side line it, they come and keep on asking.

  2. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Wimal Weerawansa is 100% correct. Fonseka lost his grey matter in his head and cannot think straight. With bundles of dollars in his mind, Fonseka cannot see that there will be no chance of getting a fair justice if it comes to international investigations of war crimes. See the last unofficial UN investigation report. Similarly, West will use their money and influence to get a panel of judges to go against us and not only that, they will use Fonseka’s evidence together with LTTE propaganda materials to prove that Sri Lankan army has committed war crimes. If that happens what Fonseka can do? Only thing he can do is to become a leader of a humiliated and divided nation with lots of dollars in his pocket (by doing so another Gorbachev will be created by the Western Mafia).

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    I disagree.

    We should have a LOCAL independent investigation into the last stages of the war.

    1. Rajapakshas didn’t commit any war crime
    2. Navy didn’t commit any war crime
    3. SLAF didn’t commit any war crime
    4. Some sections of the army commandeered by SF committed violent acts AGAINST instructions from GR. 200 SF stooges in the army have been sacked already AFTER investigations.

    This is another Operation Kalavedda SF brings upon himself!

  4. appuhamy1 Says:

    SRI LANKA IS NOTORIOUS FOR THE MANIPULATION OF THE JUDICIAL PROCESS EVER SINCE THE TIME OF j.R.JAYEWARDENE. OUR SYSTEM IS ALWAYS MANIPULATED IN FAVOUR OF THOSE WHO ARE IN POWER. JR HAS BECOME THE GUIDING STAR OF THIS GOVERNMENT.
    THE WORLD IS NOT READY TO BE GUIDED BY THE STRANGE “JURIST” CALLED WIMAL WEERAWANSA. HE IS ONLY
    SPEAKING TO THE GALLERY. WHY DOES’NT HE ONCE AGAIN START A FAST UNTO DEATH, THE BIGGEST JOKE IN THE 21ST CENTURY POLITICS OF SRILANKA. THEY ONLY HELP HIM TO GET BIGGER DONATIONS FROM THE MUDALALIS .

  5. Vis8 Says:

    We’ll see the real Fonseka soon: a Great Son of the Motherland, or a traitor. Looks like he already owes the US senator whom his daughter approached to force his release, a favor. Hope he doesn’t bend over to appease them.

    By the way, Amnesia International denounced Canada for “not arresting George W. Bush as a war criminal

  6. AnuD Says:

    By the way, SF had read the biographies of Mahathama Gandhi, Nelson Mandela like people when he was in the jail.

    According to him, Hitler has used exactly the same strategy to humiliated belittle opponents.

    So, there is nothing genius in these propaganda.

    Wimal modawansha was the main propaganda man of JVP. That is why he was taken into UPFA too.

  7. AnuD Says:

    SF was jailed for with kangaroo courts. Then one by one, so many court were brought upon him. First they said that he would be released unconditionally (But, Ranil contradicted that saying he was not given full unconditional release). We knew that foreign countries had asked to release him. We know the govt wanted release him if he apologised. Now, we know his release was negotiated since middle of the last year.

    Now since the day he was released, ministers one by one come out and warn him. SLBC warn him.

    Do you think, he was honestly released by the govt on their own initiative and not US forced them through the UNHCR resolution.

    If you weigh all the information, it is pretty sure, UNHCR resolution is the major reason to release him in a hurry.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    AnuD,

    Gonseka is out for a PURPOSE.

    Shortly he will face war crimes investigations. Do you think his TNA, LTTE, UNP, US friends will stand by him?

    I don’t think so.

    If Gonseka thinks he can SUCCEEED or even SURVIVE politics, be my guest!

    Gonseka reading about Ghandhi, Mandela is a JOKE!

    Ghandhi, Mandela NEVER led armies to kill anyone. They were decent people. They never went calling people Kalaveddas (maram nai), uguduwas, nariyas, Parayaas, etc. It was Hitler who did those things!!

  9. Sarath W Says:

    The Americans killed tens of thousands of innocent Japanese civilians to force them to surrender.It was mass murder, but no one talked about punishing the Americans and hold them to account.But the good thing was it ended the war and saved many more lives.Honestly does any one believe Sarath Fonseka or these so called human rights champions give a crap about a when bunch of terrorist were killed, even if they carried white flags? All those Sri Lankan enemies of Rajapaksa brothers must be grateful to them for the peace and development we have now. What good the previous leaders since independence have done to develop the country?We went back words by may be 50 years compared to countries like Singapore and Malaysia. Stop complaining just because you hate the Rajapaksa family and think for once the good work they are doing.I trust the president more than the power hungry western puppet Fonseka and hope he will bring lasting peace and prosperity.

  10. AnuD Says:

    Come on guys. govt has the political opposition they were asking for.

    Only thing is, it looks it has hit exactly at the most critical place.

    Just for two days (only two days passed since his release), if people are this much nervous, think about the future events.

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    If you think future events will help Gonseka, think again.

    Did UNP, JVP, TNA offer him party leadership? NO. Why? Why?

    First do what you can do. Then take on the govt.

  12. AnuD Says:

    [ If you think future events will help Gonseka, think again.]

    Lorenzo:

    Why people are scared this much when SF dies not have civic rights for SEVEN YEARS ?

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    AnuD,

    They are NOT scared.

    They are disgusted why a criminal is out of prison. They are worried what Gonseka will SAY next that will DISCREDIT the nation.

  14. Kit Athul Says:

    Appuharmy1, yes, Wimal Weerawanse speaks to the Gallery, becuse the so called Gallery is the poor Tamil Villages, Sinhala Villages and Moors. Their vote is the one that put MR in to power; and not the vote of Educated Bigots like you. This is what JRJ did: He created a Republic for Sinhala, a Constitution and to live peacefully with the Sri Lankan minorities. Certainly NOT for annexing SL to Tamil Nadu. As you say “favor those are in Power” what you do not understand is that the people put JRJ to power using the ballott box. So was MR. Are you sure your name is not APPUSWAMY1? What does the THLATHEL KARAY’s want; they want UN to invade Northen Province and establish a Kingdom for Tamil Nadu Tamils. Would this happen, may be NOT.

  15. Lorenzo Says:

    You either talk to the Gallery or to the Cesspit.

    Run-NIL has chosen the latter.
    Gonseka has fallen in it!

  16. Dham Says:

    Kit,
    JRJ said he will create “Nivahal Dharmishta Samajayak. HE said he will sacrifies his life if India attacks. I was just 10m away when he said this. I voted for him.
    IPKF invaded. real killing field started in 1989 period thanks to his handing over to Premadasa, another criminal. JRJ created a “Vahal Adharmishta Samajayak”.

    Ponnaseka will never come into near any power. he might arrange some kind of unrest with the aid of CIA.
    Satnley says Mahinda working for Raw. So RAW vs CIA war in Lankan soil ?

  17. Dham Says:

    AnuD,

    Ponseka has now become US spokesman.

    1. why must answer if his answers, as commander of the army has alread been given by him. He is a FOOL not fit for any office. He was never a WAR HERO. He came back to SL as a traitor, did not conduct the war properly. It is Gota who managed him to get the work done.

    2. Now US says sri lanka is doing “unlawfull killing”. Thir killings, Hiroshima, nagasaki, Iraq, Afganistan, Kuwait,Africa, Sri Lanka are all “Lawfull” killings. Exactly the same stupid argument like Ponnaseka.

  18. Dham Says:

    AnuD,
    Gota, and Mahinda are too good for him. They hired him knowing he is coming with some US backing. They are good enough not to disclose it. They are good enough not to disclose his army debacles. They are good eneough not to expose him fully. They have forgiven him. But this FOOL is coming back like a real kalavedda again and again with nonsence.

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