The former Army General, Sarath Fonseka, flatly rejected any allegations that his troops had committed war crimes during the final stages of the armed conflict in 2009, but added that "if there are war crimes allegations and somebody goes to the electric chair, it will be me because I commanded, I planned, I monitored, I directed, I supervised the battlefield activities and I gave orders."
"If there are allegations of war crimes against the army, I have said that I am ready to answer that anytime to anybody because I don’t agree that the army had committed any war crimes. I deny that. If somebody has a specific complain and any credible evidence, then we can always conduct an inquiry like we have done in the past. But you can’t baselessly blame the army."
Blaming the government for the current focus on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC, he explained,
"this whole episode started because, just two weeks after the war was over, the President of this country Mahinda Rajapaksa invited Ban Ki-Moon, the General Secretary of the United Nations to this country and signed an agreement with him saying that he was going to conduct an investigation here to ensure accountability and also to inquire into the possibility of any war crimes. That is why now the UN is forcing him to conduct the inquiry".