Court Martial adjourns sittings

17 March 2010 06:24 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The second Court Martial which convened today to hear charges over the alleged contravention of military procurement procedures by General Sarath Fonseka, adjourned sittings over the composition of the tribunal, the army said in a statement.

The second Court Martial assembled at Navy Headquarters this morning to hear the charges but later unanimously decided to adjourn its sittings and refer the composition of the tribunal to convening authorities.  

The tribune, considering submissions maintained that although the provisions in the Army Act empower same members of one Court Martial to sit for another tribunal, provided alleged prosecuting charges are of different nature, it prefers to be reconvened for the sake of maintaining high degree of transparency and unprejudiced nature. The sittings were therefore adjourned until further notice, the army said. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 24

  • Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:30 AM

    polical leaders can do anything to even the top army official. what exactly is these SIngala people doing? SF was the guy fought and destroyed LTTE by proving full support to them.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:48 AM

    Whole procedure seems not in proper order. One cannot expect any justifiable results at the end.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:59 AM

    A shameful disgrace on Srilanka making it a laughing stock

    in the rest of the world.why don't they stop this tomfoolery & produce him in the supreme court once & for all.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 11:04 AM

    Spark, please do not bring in community names to this. The outcome of this court martial is not dependant and will not have any impact on any community, race or religion.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 11:06 AM

    it is said that who ever go against a country's public administration is a betrayer of a country....but in this case do we also know our public administering people are saints?

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 11:21 AM

    This charade will go on till after April 8th.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 01:11 PM

    we must have court marshal as provided in the Army Act to maintain the disepline in the public service including arm forces.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 01:21 PM

    when the election is over, he will be released from all charges that he faces.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 02:01 PM

    RELEASE SARATH FONSEKA, AS HE IS BEING CHARGED UNDER COOKED UP ALLEGATIONS

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 02:09 PM

    SF has proved to the world that he is a Real General in the field now the time has arrived to prove once again he can fight the war within.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 02:23 PM

    FIRST TO SCHOOL. THEN TO COURTS. SHAME

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 02:34 PM

    Spark, you have a spark at the wrong place. This is not only Sinhala Country, But it happens in so called "Western Countries as well"

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 03:20 PM

    A new teledrama

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 04:18 PM

    Tribune is clueless, now they are fishing for time to read old books from the British Army.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 04:24 PM

    Spark, there was criminal drama when Velu was terrorising.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:45 AM

    This court marshal is waste of time. Please produce General at civil courts immediately.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:46 AM

    What a shame on the sinhalese of this country to silently watch this drama.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:56 AM

    This clearly indicates that the Army Commander is ignorant of the legal implications of Army Act of 1949 and the provisions contained therein in procecuting offenders.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:00 AM

    What a mockery? If the Court feels that they do not have a clear conscience on one set of charges, how can they have for a different set of charges against the same person?

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:11 AM

    Looks like the rajapaksha kangaroo court is a flop even before starting

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:17 AM

    Great Sinhala Kingdom

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:21 AM

    OK....

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 06:48 PM

    Ohh... so these judges did not know that they were the people who were going to hear the case today? They came to know about the "composition of the tribunal," only after attending? Heh ... Heh ... he ... he ... hee ... HIGH DRAMA ... The world is watching ...

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:21 PM

    'Round one' to you, SF!


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