General Fonseka Addresses the nation via e-mail.
Former Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka has fired the first salvo signaling his entry into the political scene by circulating an e-mail address to the nation. The e-mail states, When I was a young kid in school, I learnt the Great king of Dutu Gemunu who united Mother Lanka! Today we taste the same freedom & joy in our father`s land. My best fear is that we will no more enjoy this freedom. The separatism comes in a different form. Now WE HAVE A DAUNTING TASK TO PROTECT OUR MOTHERLAND FROM INDIA and the western world. We defeated separatism and strengthened the political mainstream in the country.
Fonseka`s e-mail was also forwarded to our e-mail and we have re-produced in full the statement issued by him.
Dear Fellow citizens,
Let me first salute the fallen heroes of Sri Lanka who made a supreme sacrifice to defend the motherland from the clutches of terrorism. We are indebted to them for generation to come for rescuing the nation from the grip of terrorism and protecting the territory and integrity of Sri Lanka. For those who made the noble sacrifice for this supreme cause we will never be able to pay their debt. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn at the going dawn of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them lest we forget.
When I was a young kid in school, I learnt the Great king of Dutu Gemunu who united Mother Lanka! Today we taste the same freedom & joy in our father`s land. My best fear is that we will no more enjoy this freedom. The separatism comes in a different form. Now we have a daunting task to PROTECT OUR MOTHERLAND FROM INDIA and the western world. We defeated separatism and strengthened the political mainstream in the country.
I am sadden to understand that our politicians are conniving with India and western world to separate the country in a different way. The proposed political solution through the 13th Amendment would foil the military victory and create a division in the country. If the present Sri Lankan leaders are going to sing the same old song which was SOLELY COMPOSED BY INDIA in 1987 for their own benefit, then the recent military victory would be a total loss and in vain.
The saddest thing for Sri Lanka is its worst neighborhood. INDIA NEVER HELPED SRI LANKA genuinely but always had its profitable motivation behind every move or planted problems in Sri Lanka for a short term or long term. Can somebody forget what happened when Sri Lanka requested Indian help to fight terrorism? They always bowed to Tamilnadu pressure and twisted the hands of Sri Lankan governments. THANKFUL TO PAKISTAN and CHINA, Middle East and few other countries Sri Lanka could wipe-out the terrorism completely.
The government is planning to provide a political solution to the national problem through the 13th Amendment. INDIA and several western countries are ATTEMPTING TO THRUST upon us a proposed political solution against the wishes of all communities in Sri Lanka. If the Thirteenth Amendment is to going to be implemented, then it is like the Ealam the terrorists were fighting for is granted and presented and that will be a most traitorous act of all time!
This is against my wish and wish of all the citizens of the country. I WILL MAKE SUPREME SACRIFICE TO DEFEND MY LAND AGAINST THE who ever they may be JOINING HANDS WITH INDIA and western world. I salute the valiant soldiers of the Army of Sri Lanka, emerging victoriously from their determined struggle against international terrorism. Please give me your full cooperation to protect our motherland.
Sgd. General Sarath Fonseka RWP, RSP, VSV, USP