Monday, February 1, 2010

Fonseka is ready for another betrayal

Defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka said that he has handed over a sealed affidavit detailing some sensitive information about Defence Secretary to the relevant authorities, BBC Sandeshaya reported. However he did not reveal who the authorities are. Earlier in his election campaign Fonseka's contravotial statement about shooting by the 57th division at LTTE leaders who came with white flags to surrender, destroyed his image as a war hero. According to the political analysts, his reputation as the commander of an army that eliminated 30 years old LTTE terrorism was the key reason for his politics. JVP and UNP expected Sarath Fonseka could attract the Sinhala voting base at the presidential election. He was the only acceptable figure for the Sinhala community on his side. Unfortunately Fonseka killed himself and shattered JVP and UNP hopes on Sinhalease votes by making careless statements. President Mahinda Rajapaksha and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksha have become undisputable leaders in operations that liberated the country from terrorism as proved by the 70% of overwhelming majority in Sinahala majority areas. Crtitics say if Fonseka wants to remain in national politics, he need to maintain his nationalist image and he has lot to do to re-build that. Question is wheather Sarath Fonseka could manage to get the international support for his future planes where the people of his country rallied against his opponent in thousands. Any such attempt without people's support will be another failed conspiracy and can diminish his popularity.

Full Story: Times of Lanka

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