Fonseka will be removed from his ministerial post.

MP Wimal Weerawansa criticized former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for saying Sri Lanka must cooperate with  any international inquiry into war crimes.   Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday Minister and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka should be removed from his portfolio for making a treacherous statement on ex-army commander Jagath Jayasuriya.  “Channel 4 is making allegations against Mr. Jayasuriya. Mr. Fonseka’s allegations will fuel such sinister moves. If there are any complaints, there are ways of taking action against the wrongdoers. It is not his duty or responsibility to make statements which betray the…

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‘ I will not allow anyone in the world to touch Jagath Jayasuriya or any other military chief’ says Sri Lankan President – Promises to protect all War Criminals in the Military.

Sri Lanka’s president on Sunday vowed to protect his former ambassador to six South American nations, an ex-army chief accused of crimes in the bloody final phase of the country’s civil war. “I state very clearly that I will not allow anyone in the world to touch Jagath Jayasuriya or any other military chief or any war hero in this country,” President Maithripala Sirisena said on Sunday, addressing a convention of his Sri Lanka Freedom Party. Sirisena’s statement came a week after rights groups filed criminal lawsuits in South America against Jayasuriya,…

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Who killed Cock Robin? Vithya murder trial reaches final phase

By Ananth Palakidnar reporting from Jaffna The Trial-at-Bar hearing on the gruesome murder of 17-year-old schoolgirl Vithya Sivaloganathan of Punkuduthivu is now on its final phase with the end of defence submissions on 29 August at the Jaffna High Court. The tragedy occurred on 13 May 2015 when the innocent schoolgirl Vithya was on her way to Punkuduthivu Maha Vidyalaya. Punkuduthivu is an islet connected to Jaffna by the Pannai causeway. Several of the big time businessmen in Jaffna and in Colombo hailed from Punkuduthivu. However, agriculture and fishing remain…

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Ambassador Jayasuriya was advised to leave Brazil immediately.

Threat of international war crimes probe? ‘Fonseka to testify against Jayasuriya’ by Bandu de Silva Former Ambassador bandudes@gmail.com I refer to the news item in today’s The island (Saturday 2nd September 2017) and would like to comment on contracts on which non-career ambassadors are appointed by the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, to create public awareness in search of truth. I do so with my background as a former Director General and Ambassador and Director of Overseas Administration in the Foreign Ministry whose duties included preparation of contracts to be signed by…

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Minister Sarath Fonseka Vs Brazil Ambassador Jayasuriya

Former Army Commander Field Marshal Fonseka had said that Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had ordered the killing of some surrendering LTTE leaders in May 2009. But once given the Minister post by Maithiri-Ranil team he closed his mouth now Fonseka has said he is ready to testify against Maj. Gen. Jayasuriya a close associate of Gotabhaya and produce evidence in support of his claims. What will he be offered by Ranil- Maithiri for not telling the truth about the war crimes committed by the Maj.Gen. is a question mark. The White flag…

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