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Sarath Fonseka

Last mentioned in Colombo : Sri Lanka
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Sarath Fonseka's Biography

Gardihewa Sarath Chandralal Fonseka, known as Sarath Fonseka (Sinhala: සරත් ෆොන්සේකා, Tamil: சரத் பொன்சேகா, born 18 December 1950) is a former commander and General of the Sri Lanka Army and a former candidate for President of Sri Lanka. As Commander of the Army, he played an instrumental role in ending the 26 year Sri Lankan Civil War in 2009, defeating the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the process. He later had a public falling out with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and unsuccessfully challenged Rajapaksa in the 2010 presidential election.

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Sarath Fonseka was the only four-star general in the Sri Lankan military
Sarath Fonseka was the only four-star general in the Sri Lankan military
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  • Sri Lanka ruling coalition wins local polls with lower margins

      News Source: Indian Express | 19 days ago
    Sri Lanka's ruling coalition has retained two provincial councils with significant loss of seats in a crucial mid-term test for President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the opposition parties made considerable gains, according to the official results on Sunday.
  • Sri Lanka: Cut-out of Rajapaksa burnt in Jaffna

      News Source: Tamil Net | 5 months ago
    Cut-out of Rajapaksa burnt in Jaffna [TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 23:35 GMT] A large cut-out of SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been burnt down in Jaffna city in the early hours of Wednesday. Coinciding with this incident, the SL
  • Cheery facade hides Sri Lankan leader's tough message

      News Source: The New Zealand Herald | 6 months ago
    Down in the deep south of Sri Lanka, where life usually moves at a leisurely pace, there is one small town that is less tranquil...There is a vast new deep-water port, built with $360 million of borrowed Chinese cash; a new 35,000-seater cricket

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