Anoma Fonseka at a press con after the verdict, via Sunday Leader
Simply as a point of reference, what’s happening now is completely upside down. The General who led the war against the LTTE is going to jail while the people he fought against are given Ministries and NGOs to run. As another point of reference, what matters now is not any particular loyalty to the nation, but a loyalty to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Like everything Mahinda has done, there are other ways to do things, but he’s still the only one doing anything. I think, however, there is a better way. General Sarath Fonseka committed no crime except running for office the right, democratic way. It was Mahinda who used state resources during the campaign and used the Army to secure the result. But by simply running, Fonseka violated the law of the land, which is man, which is Mahinda Rajapaksa. The trial was a farce and, as is fitting, the verdict went up to Mahinda for ultimate approval. That’s all it is. Whom he approves and whom he disapproves, so the head of the Army is out, the arms procurer for the LTTE is in.