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By Susitha R. Fernando


The election petition filed by General Sarath Fonseka challenging the election of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the President of Sri Lanka was fixed to be heard before a five-member Supreme Court bench on July 5.

The members of the bench include Chief Justice Asoka de Silva and Justices Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, K. Sripavan, P. A. Ratnayake and S. I. Imam and court directed the parties to file objection on or before the next hearing.

The Supreme Court also directed the Attorney General to make arrangements for the counsel to meet General Fonseka who is detained at the Navy Headquarters pending the Court Martial hearing. 

In his petition General Fonseka challenging the re-election of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa alleged that the January 26 election was not free and fair and citizens of Sri Lanka were not free to elect the candidate of their choice as president.

General Fonseka asked Court to nullify the election of President Rajapaksa and instead to declare General Fonseka as the duly elected President of Sri Lanka.

He asked Court to order the Election Commissioner and his staff to re-count the ballots cast at the January 26 election and that it be done in the presence of the petitioner and the other 21 candidates or their authorized representatives.

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  • Friday, 30 April 2010 09:01 AM

    Only if the law and order is on place........

    Friday, 30 April 2010 09:03 AM

    Well said.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 11:55 PM

    Why such long dates - prevarication! 'Justice delayed is justice denied'! If the government is not afraid of a recount, they must ask for an early date ...

    Friday, 30 April 2010 09:43 AM

    Time in parliament will improve his people`s skills, art of public speaking taking cues from other seasoned politicians.
    This is a good learning curve for him to a do-internship in politics . People paid respect to him by electing him to the parliament,
    I think this man has enormous potential to contribute to the nation after all he was a great leader who defeated the once invincible LTTE. don`t forget that. Still can`t understand why he joined the losers.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 12:47 AM

    This petion will surely be examined for more than seven years. because of the influence to the Justice System by certain people

    Friday, 30 April 2010 10:00 AM

    Was the CJ's appointment Constitutional?

    Friday, 30 April 2010 01:27 AM

    I also agree with him. The MP post is adequate for him to leran about the Sri Lankan politics..

    Friday, 30 April 2010 02:34 AM

    This man is a lunatic, who needs treatment. Even after the General Election he can not understand the reality. Thank God people decided wisely during both elections.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 02:42 AM

    this is not an international court to go against someone. who appointed the high court judge. can anyone expect some miracle happening by filing this petition?

    Friday, 30 April 2010 03:01 AM

    Time to show whether our Judges are honest or not?

    Friday, 30 April 2010 03:19 AM

    Go ahead, God will help you , and the Truth will prevail.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 03:49 AM

    No use, the past is beyond restoration. MR is now appointed and established. Under the democratic system irrespective of its reality, everybody join together and develop the country. Best solution is to withdraw the petition and join the opposition with MR and work together.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 04:05 AM

    How spineless Sri Lankans have become! Meek, submissive - endless are descriptions for this flock of sheep whose minds have been conditioned by decades of harsh suppression of human rights by the rule of Emergency Powers right from the rule of Sirimavo!

    Friday, 30 April 2010 04:08 AM

    Some day people will give the verdict.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 12:48 PM

    go head SIR they fixed the result.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 04:48 AM

    Ungreatfull Nation

    Friday, 30 April 2010 04:55 AM

    I remember when LTTE leaders Kutimany & Jegan was in Jail JR offered MP Post if they are willing to take Oath to abide by sri lankan constitution. Both Declined the offer in court & accepted Death Sentence. They were subsequently killed along with 170 tamil prisoners in Wallikade jail 1983. Not all beg for MP post. May be Karuna & Douglas

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:13 PM

    Nothing will happen

    Friday, 30 April 2010 05:04 AM

    We need a well disciplined leader like SF to bring our society to correct path by stopping all illegal things, promoting discipline etc., In other words " Yahapath Samajayak"

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:57 PM

    This man should bow out gracefully at least now, knowing that he has no chance of being a minister let alone the President. This is a delusion held by most senior army men e.g Idi Amin that they are intelligent enough to be the leader of the country, besides, Army has the lowest level of status and ranks in comparison to all other forces !

    Friday, 30 April 2010 05:51 AM

    I think SF will use this case as a good platform to go public to explain the basis he lost, the extent of violation of election laws and injustices he faced. However, current political climate will definitely influence the judgement.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:58 PM

    The next hearing will be in a another 3 months.... and so on...

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 02:08 PM

    No use MR. SF. wasting money and time, there is no history in Sri lanka similar pettitions been dismissed by the court. be satisfied with member of parliment post

    Friday, 30 April 2010 06:26 AM

    Piyal, Where is the so called number of votes MR got at the presidential election? It was evident at the general election. Majority is against the government. Calculate the total pools received by the government against the registered votes.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:08 PM

    Your case carrys no weight. The JUDGEMENT already decided. Please don't bother

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 03:33 PM

    Oh..poor guy. All computer gilmarts.

    Friday, 30 April 2010 06:54 AM

    Rule of Law or
    Rule of Lawyer?

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 05:57 PM

    I sincerely believe that cheats will be punished at some point. You cannot go on cheating all the time.

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 06:02 PM

    SF is wasting his time and money. The ultimate winner is MR. How can the judges rule against MR?

    Thursday, 29 April 2010 07:47 PM

    The verdict will be delivered at the time of deep ecconomic crisis ...


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