Sarath Fonseka

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Name: Sarath Fonseka
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Karu-Fonseka meeting held

A special meeting between United National Party (UNP) Acting Leader Karu Jayasuriya and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Sarath Fonseka, took place this morning.The meeting took place at DP headquarters in Pita Kotte. It is learnt that the political ... [Published The Nation.lk - 1 hour ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

Fonseka sees special treatment for Sajith by govt

By Dasun EdirisingheDemocratic Party (DP) yesterday claimed that the government meted out step motherly treatments to one faction of the UNP and favoured the other.Addressing a media conference at the party head office at Meti Ambalama junction in ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka's former Army Commander says attack on opposition MPs a violation of human rights

* Apr 21, Colombo: Former Army Commander of Sri Lanka and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sarath Fonseka says the recent attack on main opposition United National Party (UNP) MPs in Hambantota is a violation of human rights.Fonseka told a news conference ... [Published Colombo Page - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Geneva resolution justified by H’tota attack: SF

The attack on United National Party (UNP) MPs at the Mahagampura Port is a blatant violation of human rights by this Government and is a clear justification of the Geneva resolution on Sri Lanka, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said today.He told ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

LOOKING BEYOND ELECTION RESULTS

The government won the provincial elections in south – west 2014 convincingly: but that is superficial if the result is analyzed objectively: eyebrows will be raised if the opposition finds a common candidate at the Presidential elections. It may look ... [Published LankaWeb - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Sarath Fonseka’s dramatic comeback via the polls

Ever since he retired from the Army and decided on a political career, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has never been away from the limelight. He hit the headlines once again this week as the Western and Southern provinces went to the polls last ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

I don’t mind being called a scarecrow – Elections Commissioner

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said today he did not mind being compared to a scarecrow made of straw by Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka because a scarecrow had the power to at least scare aware birds.Speaking at a post poll media briefing, ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 2 reports

UPFA wins Matara and Hambantota districts

The UPFA won the Matara and Hambantota districts by obtaining 231,102 and 174,687 votes respectively from the election held yesterday.However, compare to last provincial council election in 2009, the UPFA’s vote base has been reduced from 67% to 57%, ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 2 reports

Controversy As Fonseka Votes

By Waruni KarunarathneControversy surrounded former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka managing to cast his vote at the provincial council elections yesterday.In 2010, Fonseka lost his civic rights, including the right to vote, after a military court found ... [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 2 reports

Sri Lankan court grants permission to former Army Commander to proceed with defamation case against deputy minister

* Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 10:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.Mar 27, Colombo: A court in Sri Lanka today granted permission to former Army Commander, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka to proceed with his defamation case against a deputy ... [Published Colombo Page - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 2 reports

Sarath Fonseka practices politics of vengeance - Major Wimal Ratnayake

(Colombo Lankapuvath) Former member of Sarath Fonseka's Democratic Party,Major Wimal Ratnayake  alleged that Sarath Fonseka was practising politics of vengeance and he( Ratnayake) did not endorse such politics.Ratnayake said he decided to quit Fonseka ... [Published Lankapuvath - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

Sarath Fonseka must step down as party leader - Samarasinghe

(Colombo Lankapuvath) Former Democratic Party Media Secretary Sanjeeva Samarasinghe said   he was ready to divulge a statement with regard to the Lasantha Wickramatunga murder and added  he had with him a statement told to him by Sarath Fonseka.Samarasinghe ... [Published Lankapuvath - Mar 25 2014]

Quotes

"rajapaksa thugs did not allow the democratic party to campaign during the recently concluded provincial council election and finally we had to withdraw from campaigning in the hambantota district" Fonseka said
"even if a corpse is put upup on a paddy field birds will go away due to the fear of the dead body" Fonseka said
Fonseka told a news channel after voting, " i came to this polling station today and cast my valuable vote for the democratic party, for the first time. through this i have shown all people in this country who appreciate democracy that my civic rights have not been withdrawn." He added: "The Elections Commissioner and the Elections Department have accepted today that constitutionally my civic rights are intact...

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Karu-Fonseka meeting held [Published The Nation.lk - 1 hour ago]
Gathering war crimes evidence the UN way [Published Sri Lanka Island - 3 hours ago]
Fonseka sees special treatment for Sajith by govt [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 21 2014]
Fonseka ready to give evidence against Rajapaks... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 21 2014]
Sri Lanka's former Army Commander says attack o... [Published Colombo Page - Apr 21 2014]
Geneva resolution justified by H’tota attack: SF [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 21 2014]
Political parties gear for May Day ralliesto ex... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 19 2014]
LOOKING BEYOND ELECTION RESULTS [Published LankaWeb - Apr 17 2014]
Botched up 'OPERATION PRABHAKARAN' triggers off... [Published LankaWeb - Apr 14 2014]
We Fell Into The American Trap – Professor Raj... [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Apr 13 2014]
India skipping Geneva vote no reason to be comp... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 11 2014]
Fonseka renews scarecrow charge against electio... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 07 2014]
Democratic Party of Sri Lanka not shaken by all... [Published Colombo Page - Apr 07 2014]
Sri Lanka: Post-Geneva, Post-Provincial Council... [Published groundviews - Apr 07 2014]
SF advises new PC member [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 07 2014]
Ranil Back At School! [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Apr 06 2014]
Antics of govt. politicians cost its popularity [Published The Nation.lk - Apr 05 2014]
DP calls for preferential vote recount [Published The Nation.lk - Apr 05 2014]
Poll Post Mortem [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Apr 05 2014]
Where From Here To The President’s Polls [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Apr 05 2014]
UN vote and reconciliation in Sri Lanka [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 05 2014]
Can the Elections Commissioner be blamed? [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 04 2014]
We need a Common Candidate to abolish executive... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 04 2014]
Beyond the clouds, the sun of righteousness -... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 04 2014]
Time is ripe for a common opposition - UNP [Published The Nation.lk - Apr 03 2014]
Sarath Fonseka’s dramatic comeback via the polls [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 03 2014]
Sri Lanka: Has Rajapakse Taken A Tumble? – Anal... [Published Eurasia Review - Apr 02 2014]
Victory for Rajapaksa [Published New Delhi Pioneer - Apr 02 2014]
Sri Lanka Election Commissioner speaks about fo... [Published Colombo Page - Apr 02 2014]
I don’t mind being called a scarecrow – Electio... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 02 2014]
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