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Anoma in Hot Seat

Monday, 23 August 2010 - 2:51 AM SL Time

Anoma Fonseka, wife of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka who was recently stripped of his ranks following a judgment by a Court Martial speaks to Daily Mirror online about her future political career, her relationship with the Rajapakse`s and her continuing struggle to secure the release of her detained husband.

Q: What was your family`s immediate reaction when they heard the ruling of the first Court Martial and President Rajapakse`s approval to strip your husband of all military rank?

Actually my family and I expected this ruling because there is no law and order in our country. From the very beginning, the government made various stories about my husband and I knew they were going to do something to him. This has been done as an act of revenge. However I believe that somehow the truth will come out and one day they will repent for all what they are doing to my husband now.

Q: What was Mr. Fonseka`s immediate reaction after he was stripped of the title of `General` and had all his medals taken away from him?
(Laughs) More than me, he expected this. But we both believe that no matter how hard the government tries, they cannot erase him from the peoples` hearts. Today, all Sri Lankans know who my husband is and what he has done for this country. The people also know that he did his maximum for the country and the government cannot change this.

We do not care what they do now as my two children, my husband and I are fully satisfied for what he did for this nation. As his wife, I know how much we sacrificed when he was in the army. The government cannot do anything to us as the name `Sarath Fonseka` has been embedded in our history.

Q: Are you going to appeal against the First Court Martial ruling? If so when and why haven`t you done it yet?
Yes we are definitely going to appeal and our lawyer`s are working on that.

Q: Do you think there is a hidden hand behind the arrest of Sarath Fonseka?
Yes there definitely is but I cannot comment further on that right now.

Q: Mr. Fonseka`s pension facilities have also been stopped. And there are allegations that the monies which you all have are illegal. Are these allegations true and how are you going to continue?
Actually both my daughters are in the United States. We have friends and relatives around us who will help us. However everyone will agree when I say that stopping his pension was a very unfair move by this government. He dedicated 40 years of his life to this country and he always saved whatever he received during this period. These monies do not belong to the President or his brother. It belongs to him. By alleging that these are all illegal monies, they want to mentally torture my husband. But he is too strong to be tortured this way. Those who are doing this will suffer as every religion says that if you do wrong, it strikes back on you. These are not illegal monies.

Q: Now that Mr. Fonseka has been stripped of his medals, are you willing to return them back?
Actually now I am living in a new house. After the Presidential Elections, when the government came behind us we had to shift for our own safety. We took only our clothes and right now I do not have anything more than that in this house. We want to live a very simple life now and if anyone asks for it back, I will have to tell them that I do not have it near me. Any anyway why should I return these medals back because now he is a retired man. He received these medals when he was in the army and for the services he rendered to this nation. The people who are asking for this back have not earned these medals, it is my husband who earned this. So we do not have to return it back.

Q: Sarath Fonseka was the former Army Commander so as his wife, you would have interacted with President Rajapakse and his family. What was your relationship like with the President`s family before your husband fell apart with the government?
Actually we were very good friends with the Rajapakse`s when my husband was the Army Commander. And to date, I still respect the First Lady, Madam Rajapakse. She is a very good lady but most of all she is a very good mother to her three sons. I adore her and will always respect her. But I do not want to comment about the other Rajapakse`s.

Q: Are you going to continue your fight in getting your husband released and how far are you going to go to make him a free man again?
I am going to try my best to do whatever I can to bring my husband back home again. My struggle will not stop.

Q: The UNP and JVP are trying to form an alliance once again to work against the government. If these two parties had worked together since the Presidential election, do you think things would have been different today where Sarath Fonseka`s issue is concerned?
If the UNP was with us, we could have been a stronger opposition and we could have done something to help my husband. Things would have been different today if the UNP had remained with us after the Presidential Election. However it is still not too late. Even now all the opposition political parties can get together and become one. Otherwise this government is going to do whatever they want and we have to stop this and fight against them. There is no democracy in this country and most of the institutions are now politicized. We have to somehow change this.

Q: What are your plans for the future? Right now you are appearing with your husband`s party, the DNA. Do you have plans to join politics?
Actually I do not like politics but at this moment I know I have to do something because of my husband. If the party needs my services and if I can help my husband by being in politics, then yes, I will join politics.

Q: In the future, if Sarath Fonseka continues to remain in detention because of the charges against him, then will you consider taking over your husband`s position in becoming the leader of the DNA?
Once again I repeat that I do not like politics. But if someone tells me I will have to do it to for the sake of my husband, then yes I might even consider that. My only aim is to get my husband out of jail and protect him and if joining politics is going to help me do that, then my answer is a yes.
Right now I fear for my husband`s life because I only visit him to give him his three meals. But he is under their detention so I worry about his safety. I cannot just sit and wait.

Q: Finally, in this struggle, do you fear for your life?
I am a very religious person and I believe that if we have done no wrong, no harm is going to reach us.

Source(s)
Daily Mirror By Jamila Najmuddin

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LK Information  22 Aug 2010 19:53:08 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Just came across this and thought of sharing.
you could also see the video clip at -
http://video.dailymirror.lk/videos/649/anoma-on-hot-seat
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Nice and respectful words from Madam Fonseka....!
I have a very deep respect on this Nice Lady, Her Daughters and Her Son-in-Law Danuna, as well...

But, will the Traitor get a minimum 1o Years for his betrayal against Mother Lanka with his foul mouth's White Flag Story is the Qustion....

I hope that, this Traitor who wanted to go to the Hague against Mother Lanka, Her Heroic Forces and Her Nation must be put to the jail for minimum of 1o Years......

Oh God! Please serve the justice against this Traitor.....!

Edited By - LankaPride - 22 Aug 2010 20:30:34 GMT
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Oh God! Please serve the justice against this Traitor.....!


Well, the fact of the matter is, SF wanted only Gota in Hague. It was Rajapaske who first raised 'war crimes' against SF with white vans.

Mahinda Rajapaske on the other hand went to Hague complaining human rights against the entire armed forces. The army was fighting both LTTE and the JVP, Those days were far more challenging for the army. Rajapaske actions resulted in the murder and mayhem lasting few more decades.

In the end, SF corruption and coupe charges have not been proven. It was only a case of Rajapaske not liking any opposition. Especially those who can give him a run for his money.
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Hey Vibhushana,

Well, the fact of the matter is, SF wanted only Gota in Hague
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So that means, this MF Traitor was was an re-incarnation of Ehelepola.

To kill traitor's Enemy (to kill Gota), he was ready to betray my mother Lanka, Her Forces and Her Nation. Was not that a Great Betrayal of All Human History ?

Why we should wait ? The Traitor should be given the Capital Punishment for his betrayal.


It was Rajapaske who first raised 'war crimes' against SF with white vans.


He did the timely thing, what anybody would have done in a Crisis Management Siuation. He declared about possible War Crime Investigations based on the Traitor's Halistosis infected foul mouth's Words, and it was the first thing to be done to work on a strategy before the Enemy take the advantage of the Traitor.

It was the right action at the right time against the MF Traitor's Words.

Edited By - LankaPride - 22 Aug 2010 21:31:49 GMT
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LankaP,

Didn't Rajaspke accuse SF of 'white vans' first? That not 'treacherous' ?

Try to be consistent at least.
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Fonseka a US supporting anti indian....and somewhat pro chinese..

what got him was...he turned full US puppet. that did china and india in....both china and india are cool with each other.
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Try to be consistent at least.


What is the rationality of your Talk ? You want to justify this Traitor ?

WhiteVans is a political accusation. Why the traitor came to politics, if he cannot handle it??.

If a FIVE STAR (This Traitor was a FOUR Star) General was accused of something, he will spill each and everything happened in the War Terrain, even if they have negative impact on his/her mother country / That contry's Soverignity and her Armed Forces ?

So that means, this MF Traitor was was an re-incarnation of Ehelepola. Ehelopola who wants to get the revenge from Sinhala King Thamilian Sri Wickrema, betrayed Mother Lanka in 1815. Was not this present day traitor's act similar to that ?

To kill traitor's Enemy (to kill Gota), he was ready to betray my mother Lanka, Her Forces and Her Nation. Was not that a Great Betrayal of All Human History ?

(Credits to MT, who predicted that Fonseka will be the Sri Lanka's Biggest Traitor of all the time, at a time, when there was no trace to justify that possibility!).

Edited By - LankaPride - 22 Aug 2010 22:39:32 GMT
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This is a RIGHT TREATMENT to a Traitor, MF-er :
Read this .....

Julian Assange, the founder of the controversial WikiLeaks website, is being accused with crimes of molestation and rape by Swedish authorities.

Swedish authorities issued the warrant for Assange s arrest late yesterday. While details are sparse, Sweden s prosecutors office has said that
Assange should contact the police so that he can be confronted with the suspicions, according to The Guardian.


Though the Charges were withdrawn later, this is the right approach towards the Traitors.....
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LankaP,

WhiteVans is a political accusation.


- White van is a political accusation - killing surrendering civilians arent?
- SF wanting Gota in Hague is treachery - Mahinda Rajapake travelling to Hague whining HR against the entire army isn't?

Try to understand why I said you are inconsistent. More than half the population knows who SF is. Its only the dumb half your crap will work.
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There must be a cost the entire country will pay for how SF is being treated. Will it be bloody or not? I just do not know at this stage yet.
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