Mahinda Rajapakse, Gotabhaya Rajapakse and Sarath Fonseka were the trio that brought terrorism in Sri Lanka to a conclusion. The breaking up that trio was the desire of the West manipulated by the Tamil diaspora to isolate Mahinda Rajapakse and bring charges of war crimes against Gotabhaya Rajapakse. Not only they planned the break up, but also made him a political rival of the President Mahinda Rajapakse.
Naturally the idea of the possibility of becoming the President of Sri Lanka may have tempted Sarath Fonseka to give into USA State Department to consent to become a part of the USA effort of regime change.
What really made Sarath Fonseka breakaway from his natural friends to become a foe of the President and Gotabhaya who made him a hero and made what he is as he himself said in a Television Interview.
When Mahinda Rajapakse won the Presidential election in 2005, Gotabhaya Rajapakse who had by then retired from the Sri Lanka Armed Forces had come to Sri Lanka to be with his brother. He was naturally invited by Mahinda Rajapakse to be with him to take over the Defence Ministry and help him in the settlement of the terrorist issue. He had accepted.
When Sarath Fonseka who was then scheduled to retire knew about it requested Gotabhaya Rajapakse to allow him to continue to serve in the Army . Sarath Fonseka knew with Gotabhaya as the Defence Secretary there is finally the appropriate people in place to end terrorism militarily. That had been his unrealised dream, working under then Presidents JR, Premadasa, and Chndrika .
Gotabhaya Rajapakse had requested his brother the President to stop the retirement of Sarath Fonseka and allow him to continue in Service as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army. Accordingly Sarath Fonseka was sworn in as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army on 6 December, 2005.
Gotabhaya Rajapakse was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Sri Lanka Army and had fought the LTTE terrorists along side Sarath Fonseka . Theywere brothers in Arms. Decent people build bonds of amity that stand through time not allowing personal interests or material advantages to break them.
When Jaffna was under siege by the terrorists the then Colonel Sarath Fonseka led the successful“midnight express” operation along with the Lieutenant Colonel Gotabhaya Rajapakse to rescue hundreds of besieged soldiers. Lt.General Fonseka was the victim of a suicide bomb on 25 April, 2006 in which he was seriously injured and nine others were killed. He recovered rapidly and joined the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and President Mahinda Rajapakse to continue the battle against the terrorists eliminating them in May, 2009.
Sarath Fonseka’s friend in arms Gotabhaya Rajapakse is himself a veteran soldier . He was commended by the former President J.R.Jayawardhane for his bravery and was awarded Rana Wickrama Padakkama. President R.Premadasa and President Wijetunga awarded him with the Rana Sura Padakkama for valour in combat and bravery in action.
Gotabhaya Rajapakse lead under his Command the 1st Battalion of the Gajaba Regiment in the Vadamarachhci Operation in 1987 and Operation Thrividabalaya in 1990 to rescue Jaffna peninsula and the Jaffna Fort from terrorist control. He escaped a terrorist suicide bomb attack on his life on 1st December,2006.
This is the metal of which Gotabhaya Rajapakse is made and such is the man the former criminals of the JVP and Ranil Wickramasinghe’s FCID and Maithripala Sirisena’s Presidential investigation Commission is trying to vilify by their “silly” interrogations.
Sarath Fonseka should therefore be honoured to be on the side of a friend like Gotabhaya rather than with Ranil Wickramasinghe, Ravi Karunanayake, Mangala Samaraweera and Lakshman Kiriella who mocked the Sri Lanka Armed Forces, and who are now preparing to allow foreign judges and prosecutors to try the valiant Armed Forces of Sri Lanka for war crimes.
Sarath Fonseka had knowingly or unknowingly fallen into a trap set by the USA State Department to break up the Sri Lanka’s honoured trio Mahinda Rajapakse, Sarath Fonseka and Gotabhaya Rajapakse, to become a tool of USA in its abject policy of regime change.
Somewhere in November or December, 2009 Maithripala Sirisena now the President of Sri Lanka made a statement that the West is making use of Sarath Fonseka to bring a regime change in Sri Lanka.
Probability of this attempt to win over Sarath Fonseka to the side of USA to plan a regime change in Sri Lanka, became evident viewed from the USA’s role in the Pedro Carmen’led coup to bring down the Venezuelan head of state President Hugo Chavez in April 2002. The decision to chase Chavez from power had been planned six months before. The key players of the coup were from the Venezuelan navy and air force: Pedro Carmona, Vice Admiral Carlos Molina, Air Force Colonel Pedro Soto. They had been met by USA and Molina and Soto had received US$ 1000,000 each from a Miamy Bank to denounce Chavez.
It had been later found that US funnelled around million US Dollars to the Organisation that moved the idea of anti-Chavez coup through the National Endowment for Democracy( of which Chndrika is a member). USA had recognised the coup as a “regime change”
The modern US foreign policy is that if a head of State of a country is considered acting against the interest of USA, it starts plans with the opposition of that country, anti government factions, and its military personnel for a regime change.
Isn’t it therefore possible that US department had been using Sarath Fonseka as a possible tool in their plan to remove Mahinda Rajapakse from power ?
There were speculations as to what exactly was the reason why Sarath Fonseka went to America immediately after winning the military operations against the terrorists and eliminating terrorism. Was it really to see his daughters and renew his green card or did he have other motives ?
It has been said that during his visit the US Department of Homeland Security had requested Sarath Fonseka to volunteer to answer questions on the crimes allegedly committed by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse
This prompts the question, did Sarath Fonseka’s recent trip to U.S had other ulterior motives than visiting his daughters and renewing his U.S green card?
During the visit the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requested Fonseka to volunteer and answer questions on the crimes allegedly committed by Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Sarath Fonseka has allegedly agreed to meet with the officials of the US Department of Homeland Security, without informing either the Sri Lanka Embassy or the Defense Secretary.
What was really being discussed under the pretext of an interview by the US Department of Homeland Security ? Was it really the US Department of Home Security that was requesting the interview ?
Were there plans to conduct a coup after the defeat of the LTTE? Was Sarath Fonseka’s running for the Presidency against Mahinda Rjapakse a part of a plan hatched abroad to bring down the Mahinda Rajapakse Government ?
Why did Sarath Fonseka had a secret meeting with the US Ambassador Patricia Butenis after his return from USA ?
That is not all. Why did Sarath Fonseka leave to China to visit the Arms Suppliers, at a decisive moment in the final stage of the military operations against the terrorists ?
The improbable answer he had given when he was asked was that he had been invited by the Chinese arm suppliers two years before and the tickets he had been given were due to expire and he wanted to use the tickets before the expiry of their validity. He had said that he had gone with the permission of the Defence Secretary.
Did the Defence Secrtetary smelt something fishy in Sarath Fonseka’s visit to China at that crucial time ?
Were the Forces behind Sarath Fonseka planning to drag on the war for some more time and force the President Mahinda Rajapakse to stop the war and bring Prabhakaran to the negotiating table ?
Incidently Sarath Fonseka had said that there would not be a hero’s day speech by Prabhakaran, but instead of that there would be peace talks with Prabhakaran. Wasn’t it that the West wanted ?
The accusation that 3500 civilians were killed came after General Sarth Fonseka had left the country to China and Gotabhaya had taken over the Command of the Army.
Why did Sarath Fonseka wanted to procure arms after almost defeating the terrorists ? Why was there a mass gathering of battle tanks on the 60th anniversary of the Army ? Were they to be turned towards the temple trees?
Sarath Fonsek and the forces behind him were backed by the West, and no one could have saved Mahinda or Gotabhaya Rajapakse if there was a military coup.
There had been a long held plan by the USA government to hold the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse responsible for war crime charges. There are doubts about the officials supposed to have been from the US Department of Home Security that contacted Sarath Fonseka to arrange an interview.
In this respect there are statements made by the former Foreign Minister Bogollagama ( strange that he has still not been taken by Ranil Wickramasinghe’s FCID for investigation.Perehaps he may be taken soon) in the Praliament about Sarath Fonseka’s safe return home , he had said that there is an organisation in USA called the Tamils against Genocide, which is trying to trap various Sri Lankan Officials. He did not elaborate on it.
"For the past year I have written about Bruce Fein in many articles that have been widely published and circulated. He is reportedly paid $100,000 per month to tell lies in Washington about the government of Sri Lanka, and to take it to the International Courts - along with its Defence Secretary, Army Commander and Chief Presidential Advisor - with charges of genocide and other war crimes supposedly committed against the Tamils in Sri Lanka. During the past year Mr. Fein has worked for three LTTE front organizations; his current client is a US based orgniasation called "Tamils against Genocide."
"………. Recent actions and policy decisions made by the US government indicate that Mr. Fein has gotten the ear of Hillary Clinton, Senator Patrick Leahy (current chairman of the Judiciary Committee) and Senator Robert Casey (Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee)."
End quote. (The Island, 11.06.09)
All this goes to show from where came the material for Zaid Ra’adh Al Hussains UN Report which ended up as the US resolution against Sri Lanka sponsored by the destructive government of Maithripala Sirisena an Ranil Wickramasinghe.
This is a long held plan by the USA on the request of the Tamils against Genocide, its Attorney Bruce Fein and others heavily paid by the blood money of the Tamils against Genocide.
If Sarath Fonseka ever comes to read this he will now know th at he had been used as a cats paw by the USA and its local Agents Chandrika and Ranil Wickramasinghe, to put in place a plan masterminded by the Tamils against Genocide bagging into its scheme the US Government.
Sarath Fonseka should now realise that his ending up in a prison cell after helping in the elimination of terrorism in Sri Lanka was his own making. He should at least now understand that his place is with Gotabhaya Rajapakse and Mahinda Rajapakse, and not with anti Sri Lanka UNP , pseudo Marxist JVP playing its true roll with the UNP, American Agent Chandrika, unreliable Mangala Samaraweera, or the Tamil Ravi Karunanayake.
Every patriot worth being called such should join hands with all to make the Sirisena Ranil Government to openly refuse to accept the Said Ra’adh Al Hussain’s UN Report and reject it as it is evident that the purpose of the US Resolution was to make the Tamils against Genocide achieve what the terrorists had failed to achieve and set up their Tamil Eelam State downgrading the sovereignty of Sri Lanka.
Reference for this article comes from Articles published in Lanka web.
Sarath Fonseka the humble Patriotic Soldier of Sri Lanka by Noor Nizam (2.11.2009)
Sarath Fonseka and Regime Change in Sri Lanka by A.Weerasekara (6.12.2009)
Sarath Fonseka and DHS: More Questions than Answers by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya (The Island -11.6.2009)