Posted on January 31st, 2010

Dr Anura Weereratne Barrister and Solicitor Canberra.

Dear General

You were advised by well meaning people that you should desist from contesting against a seasoned campaigner who had won the hearts of the people.

You ignored that advice.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ You are now crying foul and appealing to the International community to save you from a possible arrest.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Nobody is above the law, as your now friend in politics, the former CJ Sarath Silva will confirm.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Government will certainly investigate you, and if there is a prima facie case against you for an alleged serious breach of the law, you will surely be arrested and charged.

The Rajapaksa Government will not care a wrap about appeals from foreign countries to save you.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ During the campaign, you took the high ground in threatening to send all corrupt politicians and officials to Welikada.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  What has happened to your bravado now?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In the days gone by, the likes of the late Col FC De Saram and Admiral Kadirgamar and a host of other army and naval officers were imprisoned on charges of planning a coup against the then Government.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  No one cried foul about impending arrests.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  They stood up like officers and gentlemen and faced up to their adversaries.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The Writer recalls, that soon afterƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ arrest of Col FC De Saram, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the late Felix Bandaranayake (the then most powerful Minister in the SLFP Government) questioned Col De Saram what he would have done if his coup was successful.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  His answer was ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-You would have been the first bastard that I would have ordered to be shotƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He was not scared of any consequences.

Dear General, do not be a coward. Face up, like the seasoned army officer you are.

Please do not sully the name of the highly professional Sri Lankan Army that you once headed.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Dr Anura Weereratne
Barrister and Solicitor
Canberra.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 


  1. Nihal Fernando Says:

    He is no more a General but a general SF. With the removal of his mighty army uniform, paraphernalia, insignia he also lost his charisma, aura and allure. He is no more a swan but only plucked chicken. He is ideal with his present appearance for a good advertisement, “We are the last people to let you down” by a funeral undrertaker.

  2. cassandra Says:

    As he, himself, should with the benefit of hindsight realise, Sarath Fonseka was not very smart in entering (or allowing himself to be persuaded to enter) the Presidential Election as a candidate. And indeed he should both in the best traditions of a good soldier and of a true gentleman, accept the results of the election ‘like a man’. Having said all that, however, I see no reason why Sarath Fonseka should not be treated with courtesy and respect.

    By the way, the abortive coup of 1962 did not include Ranjan Kadirgamar but his predecessor in that position, Royce de Mel.

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