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Opposition has requested for the voice recording of the interview with General(rtd) Sarath Fonseka which appeared on the Front Page of Sunday Leader on 13th December. The interview conducted by Sunday Leader editor Fredrica Jansz titling “Gota ordered them to be shot- General Sarath Fonseka”  sparked controversy over both the local political agendas and International media and regulation councils.

K.D Lalkantha, the JVP parliamentarian demanded proof of the interview which had supplied ample opportunities for the Government to hail accusations at Fonseka for betraying the country‘s secrets. The interview said of the Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksha issuing orders to kill the surrendering LTTE leaders waving white flags. This was instantly publicized far and wide for its impact on charges Sri Lanka is currently been trodden on by International War Crime Investigators.

Sarath Fonseka has expressively backtracked saying the journalist who conducted the interview had submitted the article that conveyed his interview in a different light. “She had misinterpreted my sayings” Fonseka stated. However Fredrica Jansz had publically refused Fonseka’s charges insisting she had in no context misinterpreted or manipulated the interview of Fonseka when writing the article.

K. D Lalkantha says a usual reporter interviewing a publicly renowned character records the sayings of the person. “It would be astounding if the said journalist had not recorded the interview conducted for Sunday Leader.” He also stated that ordinary Mps as himself is recorded while being interviewed and it would be a calamity if Sarath Fonseka, a leading Presidential Candidate wasn’t recoded while giving his interview.

“The reporter who wrote the article should be able to produce primitive proof as a recording of Fonseka’s voice to prove such interview actually took place and the interview wasn’t fabricated”

He also stated if Fonseka is surviving under international boosting, they would hardly use Fonseka’s allegations as ammunition to ignite the war crimes blaze against Sri Lanka. “They (International Community) would have made sure the issue is kept well under cover. But that has not happened. International authorities made it clear that Fonseka is well targeted and tarnished. So is he an International conspiracy, as the Gvt accuses?” the minister questions.
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