Kongahage petitions SC against Fonseka running for Sri Lanka presidency

  • 14 Jan 2010 15:18:56 GMT

    Good story except the Green card is not a U.S citizenship. That`s why it`s called a Green Card! And it does not guarantee U.S citizenship unless they wait 5 years and go through a rigorous background check to obtain it.

    Gotabhaya Rajapaksa actually has both U.S and Sri Lankan Citizenship and from all accounts, he was able to do his job correctly in Sri Lanka.

    The Green Card is nothing more than a permanent visa into the U.S.

    You have to be an idiot to get worked up about this.

    Also, where was this guy when Sarath Fonseka was leading the Sri Lankan army with the same Green Card in his pocket? Political Puppet much?

  • 14 Jan 2010 16:28:48 GMT

    This fellow is an absolute Joker.

    May be he was 3-4 years junior to Sarath Fonseka at Ananda

    Always does crazy things, like hooking up with a woman twice his age, at a very yong age.

    Not to be taken seriously.

  • 14 Jan 2010 18:23:57 GMT

    I saw some reports from the date of nominations, Mr. Sarath Kongahage is going to petition on Sarath Fonseka claiming that he is a US citizen. It looks like he is officially doing it now. As an attorney he must know some international laws and affairs too. Green card is completely different from the Citizenship. One does not pledge allegiance in the process of getting a green card. Green Card is the Permanent Residence status. As far as I know, SF is a green card holder and a Sri Lankan citizen. He does not even have the voting rights in the US. Please have the facts clarified before starting a process that may embarrass us.

    It is true that we must stop him betraying the country any further. I am an ardent supporter of Mahinda Rajapakse and we must beat SF at the elections. We must not embarrass ourselves in the process. Doing embarrassing things is their part.

    Ruwan K.


  • 15 Jan 2010 06:16:25 GMT

    This is all just to prepare the field in case MR looses the PE. Its so obvious.

    Like some guys were mentioning it already: green card has nothing to do with citizenship, just a permit for foreigners to live in the USA.

  • 15 Jan 2010 06:43:29 GMT

    Yes, If reports in media with regards to his on his recent trip are accurate. He was visiting the States to make his US Naturalization(Citizenship)process started on the back of his permanent resident (green card) status. The interesting thing with this with is, usually the green card holder`s application for citizenship is processed within 6-12 months.

    By that time Gen. Fonseka would either be the President or not. If he is, one of his first trips overseas would be to the US to take his oath pledging allegiance to the United States of America which every new citizen has to take during the Citizenship Ceremony. Wow. in essence we would have an American for a President! Kind of... sort of... but politically that is one way of taking over a country. Now who said Hilary Clinton was just a pretty face.....she does not like the idea of us cozying up with China and the like.

  • 15 Jan 2010 10:40:02 GMT

    Embarrassing Sri Lanka pew! that will be the end of the planet earth as we know now.

  • 16 Jan 2010 03:55:03 GMT

    This is very serious. How can a man who has a prerequisite for US citizenship be our president. Will US allow a permanent resident of SRO Lank to contest for US presidency? What has happened to people of this country? are they so blind? Also a man who has a green card and continue to maintain it has no interest in Sri Lanka but in USA. That is why SF is continuing his green card. The international conspiracy is very clear and we must defeat this man SF.