If my wife asks for something please give it, I do not have money – Fonseka

If my wife asks for something please give it, I do not have money – Fonseka

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jan, 2014 | 8:14 pm

A public rally organised by the Democratic Party was held in Ja-Ela on Saturday evening.

Books were distributed among children from Ja-Ela at this rally, which was held under the auspices of the Leader of the Democratic Party, Sarath Fonseka.

Speaking at the rally, wife of General Sarath Fonseka and Deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party, Anoma Fonseka stated,

“My husband General Sarath Fonseka does not even receive a pension. He ended the 30 year long war. He was the best Army commander in the world. This is the state of the law in Sri Lanka, a country considered to be the most fortunate in the world. We do not have justice. I think the wonder of our nation is the cause for all this sadness.”

Leader of the Democratic Party, Sarath Fonseka also expressed his views at the rally,

“I do not have a pension. If my wife asks for something, please give it, I do not have money to spend.”

The leader of the Democratic Party further stated,

“There needs to be ethical politics in this country where we do not exact vengeance. If there is to be development, then we know that our country must become self-sufficient in agriculture. Our country should become active in industry. Agriculture in our country has been destroyed. Our reservoirs and waterways have not been maintained for ten years. After two days of rain our reservoirs and waterways overflow. If it is dry for two weeks then the reservoirs and waterways run dry. Therefore, farmers cannot cultivate in the Yala and Maha harvest seasons. The farmer too has lost his pension.”

The Chief Organiser of  Kolonnawa (Democratic Party), Susil Kindelpitiya expressed his views at the rally as well,

“This is a government that gave tax concessions for dog food and cat food and taxed the food that you need.”

He further said: “For 65 years after independence from the British, this country has been governed by two parties who have taken turns. Other political parties merely held exhibitions. Until May 2009, you made all kinds of sacrifices. You supported this government then. You believed that they would bring happiness to your lives as they promised following the end of terrorism. Unfortunately, my friends, this government has been unable to bring you that happiness. There is a political vacuum in this country.”

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