Army Personnel Actively Engage in ‘Vesak’ Commemorative Programmes, Second Flight with 97 Relief Workers & 17 Tonnes of Essentials Leave for Nepal , May All Beings Be Well on This Thrice - Blessed Day !, SLNG Troops Join Hands with Others for ‘Sripada’ Cleaning Project, Puthukkudiyirippu & Nayaru New Year Celebrations Held on Grand Scale , Staff Sergeant’s Rescue of Mother of Three Children Hailed , 121 Brigade Troops Assist Civilians with Eye & Chest Clinics, Tamil Proficiency Courses Begin for Mullaittivu & Kilinochchi Troops, ‘Gammadu Shanthi Karma’ , SFHQ-KLN Officers Pay New Year Visit to Kilinochchi Base Hospital, New Referral Medical Consultation Unit at Harmony Centre Opened in Simple Ceremony , Sri Lankan Rescue Contingent Braves Rainy Weather & Treats More Than 300, Accommodating Earthquake Victims in Own Tents , New Year Festival at SFHQ-W Held, Second Flight with 97 Relief Workers & 17 Tonnes of Essentials Leave for Nepal , Golden Anniversary of Army Marathon Race Kicks Off at Battaramulla, Air Force Flight Returns Home with Stranded Sri Lankans , Staff Sergeant’s Timely Intervention Saves Woman’s Life in Crocodile-Infested ‘Nilwala River’ , Chief of Staff Makes a Formal Visit to 2(V) SLSC, SFHQ-MLT Celebrates New Year Festival , 20 GR Wins 20/20 in Army & Civil Cricket Tournament in Kilinochchi , New Year Festival in 552 Brigade Held , Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims, Sri Lankan Rescue Contingent Braves Rainy Weather & Treats More Than 300, Accommodating Earthquake Victims in Own Tents , Civilians & Military Police Personnel Learn First Aid Practices , New SLEME Colonel Commandant Assumes Duty, Inter Division Cricket Championship in Wanni Concludes, SFHQ-C Officers Pay New Year Visit to Diyathalawa Army Hospital, 56 Division Celebrates New Year Festival , 3 GR Spikers Win Inter Battalion Volleyball Tournament in Kilinochchi, 222 Brigade Engages in Welfare Projects,

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Sarath Fonseka Has Displayed Qualities of A Great Military Leader'- "Indian Express"

[Updated :: 2009-04-28 11:49:21 Hours || Home]
 

WRITING in the Indian Express newspaper, Satish Nambiar said, Sri Lankan Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka "has displayed the qualities of a great military leader nations are blessed with from time to time."

Nambiar is a retired Lieutenant General in the Indian Army who headed the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia (1992-93).

Writing on the Army Chief Nambiar further said, "Resurrected from the grave as it were after the attack on him some years back, he has displayed a single-mindedness of purpose in pursuing his goal of decimating the LTTE. Needless to say, he has been able to achieve his objective because of the full support and encouragement provided by the political establishment led by President Rajapaksa.

"The demise of the LTTE is possibly," said Nambiar, " now only a matter of days. The total demolition of the once universally feared organisation that introduced suicide terrorism and the use of improvised explosives (IEDs) as a form of insurgency warfare is a tribute to the determination of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces under its intrepid commander, Sarath Fonseka. General Fonseka has displayed the qualities of a great military leader nations are blessed with from time to time."

He further said, "As someone who was briefly involved with the peace process in Sri Lanka in 2002-2003, I have already acknowledged the outstanding performance of the SL security forces and the efforts of General Fonseka, a person I met on a number of occasions during my visits to Sri Lanka during 2002-2003 and developed great respect for, both as an individual and as a soldier." (Courtesy: The Island)

 
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