If anyone is feeling happy about the arrest of Gen Sarath Fonseka by the military police, I'm sure the majority of such people (if not all) must be LTTE sympothisers who were silenced for last eight months after the death of Prabhakaran. It was just eight months ago we celebrated as a one nation, the glorious victory over the world's most ruthless group of terrorists. We hailed General Fonseka, other comanders of armed forces, president Rajapakshe and secratary of defence as national heroes who did the incredible job of bringing Sri Lanka under a one flag.
But today after eight months, one of the most celebrated heroes in that glorious victory is arrested by the same army he used to lead during war time. Isn't this a tragedy for our nation? Isn't this the last wish of Prabhakaran, to split the forces which lead the war?
It is a real sad feeling I have in my mind about the way things are going forward with this whole "Swan Drama". I thought it is all over, once Fonseka lost the election and realized for himself that politics is not the game for him. But sadly enough, he wasn't allowed to stop at that point. The evil politicians who spoiled him and dragged him into this tragedy should be directly responsible for what has happened to this great soldier.
From the begining of my blogging about the presidential election 2010, I clearly stated that I am against the idea of Sarath Fonseka contesting the election.Even more, I was against the idea of him becoming the president of this country in a government where Mano Ganeshan, R. Sampanthan and Rauf Hakeem (all three are seperatists) holds high degree of power. I clearly stood behind the idea that Mahinda Rajapakshe should get a second term as president, not only because of his achievement in ending the war, but on some other grounds such as being effective as a leader in many other areas.
This is sad! This is really really sad! It sad to see after eight months of a remarkable team work, the same team which achieve the glory is now broken into two pieces by the exact evil forces who pulled from their leg. Never remember that, none of these people; Mano, Hakeem, Mangala, Somawansa supported Sarath Fonseka when he was leading the army in that war. Today, the same evil people have come together and took advantage of personal weaknesses of general Fonseka to convince him to believe that he can be the president. Greed for more power has earned Fonseka this fate.
What happened to Fonseka, could possibly happen to some others. Most probably in the future, we will see attempts by these people to break up the Rajapakshe brothers. Set one against the others and break their unity. It could happen, who knows?
My View About the Arrest Incident
The government was never fully transparent in the way they dealt with Fonseka after the election. That let more room for opposition to build a bigger fuss among people. In my personal opinion, government should have left Fonseka alone, after the election. They should have left Fonseka to contest the general election too. Because; more he do politics, more he will realize he is not fitting there. Government can easily walk over the next election, without this type of cheap acts of haressing opposition politicians. Opposition is already in enough trouble. They are still not decided whether to contest under Elephant, under Swan or under any other animal. This is far too much! Government had created another chance for opposition to gain public sympathy.