JO Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena has demanded that the government must state whether the statements made by Minister Field Marshall Fonseka, represent the current Government’s policy and if not what action it proposes to take against him.
He was raising a question under Standing Order 23 (2). He stated that General Jayasuriya was actively in the forefront in the struggle against terrorism and its victory. He is being hunted by ex-LTTE and Eelamist diaspora legal teams who have brought war crimes allegations against him in Brazil and Columbia. The statement made in this regard by President Maithripala Sirisena has been contradicted by a statement made by Minister Sarath Fonseka.
“We wish to know what action is being taken to protect General Jayasuriya any other members of the Sri Lankan Security Forces, Ambassadors, Members of the Diplomatic Community and civilians who hold or had held office in the Government. We also wish to know what action the Government proposes to take against Minister Fonseka for his statement betraying the country’s heroic forces,” he asked.