SF appeares before Court martial

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The first Court Martial, appointed to try General Sarath Fonseka on charges against his participation in political work while in active service commenced its sittings as scheduled at 9.30 a.m. today at Navy Headquarters.

The Court Martial, presided by Major General H.L Weerathunga took up three charges separately under the above category in accordance with provisions in the Army Act during hearings.    

General Sarath Fonseka appeared before the Court Martial with his lawyers, headed by Mr Rienzi Arsakularathne, President’s Counsel. Representatives of the Attorney General’s Department appeared for the prosecution.  

The second Court Martial, expected to hear charges regarding contravention of procedures, related to military procurement is to sit tomorrow as announced.

Both Courts Martial are presided by Major General H.L Weerathunga and served by Major General A.L.R Wijethunga, Major General D.R.A.B Jayathilake and Rear Admiral W.W.J.S Fernando (Judge Advocate).

These two Courts Martial are to hear charges only pertaining to his offences committed allegedly during his military career. 

The Court Martial is to resume its sittings on April 6.
 

  Comments - 35

  • Tuesday, 16 March 2010 04:50 PM

    This country is now ruled by bunch of jokers.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:32 AM

    Those in glasshouses mustnt throw stones

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 04:45 AM

    Have you read the New Testament? Please read before you use Judas's name this way.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 05:15 PM

    "Therum ganilla minisune, me rate wena asadharanaya ..."

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 04:52 AM

    Hide and seek!

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 05:44 PM

    The script is already written. The cast will play their parts, as expected. Nothing more - nothing less.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 07:02 PM

    SF, if you have done nothing wrong, during your term, do not worry ... God will help you!

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 07:16 PM

    If SF is called "a traitor" then we can't imagine what definition to apply to the many politicians (top to bottom), of the current regime. At a time of need, in the war against the most dreaded terrorist organization in the world, it was SF who gave correct leadership from the front, while being on the battlefield. Don't forget that HE was the prime target of LTTE.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:48 PM

    Those who criticize the General - be careful when there is lightning and thunder ...

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:28 PM

    It's a 'kangaroo court' of the 'banana republic.'

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:35 PM

    Yes.. yes.. yes.. SF 'single handedly won the war all by himself,' while the Airforce, Navy, Police, Sec. Defence, President and other people were 'playing marbles'? ...

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:41 PM

    Didn't SF make a lot of fuss about attending the court-martial? He ends up taking a lawyer with him as well! It's his enormous ego that has led to his downfall.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:13 AM

    Finally getting justice for this trator. He had a big mouth that brought the destruction to our nation and to himself.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:14 AM

    Very sorry situation.After coming to politics hero's become Zero.Like Mr.Luky Algama,Mr. Janaka Perera & General Sarath Fonseka.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:26 AM

    Dear Sir, We wish you all the best and may all the blessings with you to face these judass

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:28 AM

    ONE WONDERS WHETHER ALL THAT ADVANCE PUBLICITY ABOUT SERIOUS OFFENCES (NOW DROPPED ) WAS WORTH IT.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:42 AM

    No one is stick to those when they get elected,

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:48 AM

    We produce jokes for the rest of the world to enjoy. What a great country this could have been.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 08:51 AM

    how can one be legally court martial-ed when they have broken the law in arresting him as well as the method of prosecution? As per former, CJ.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:25 AM

    I pray that justice, truth and righteousness will prevail .

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:26 AM

    We Salute You General. You Will Pass Out Clean...Not a Single thing to Worry About. Salute to you General ~

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:33 AM

    The verdict has been decided many weeks back. This is a mere formality.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 02:51 PM

    Were you one of them?

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:43 AM

    IS THIS CALLED DEMOCRACY IN ACTION OR REVENGE IN PROGRESS.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:46 AM

    IF THE MILITARY LEADERS ARE IN FAVOR OF SF WHETHER RIGHT OR WRONG ,THEIR JOBS WILL BE IN JEOPARDY AS THE HATRED ARE WATCHING.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 03:47 PM

    MR will not let anyone have power. This is already a dictatorship. But how long will it last???

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:15 AM

    Banana Republic, Banana Court and everything has gone banana. What a way to treat a war hero. There wouldn't have been a single inquiry, had he towed the line and taken MR's side.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:37 AM

    Gen. is changing his standard always?

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 11:22 AM

    IT'S A "JOKE MARTIAL" !

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 11:22 AM

    Clean as a white swan, may the god bless and protect our only War Hero, the worlds most decorated Army Commander

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 11:46 AM

    The Buffoons who were shivering those days, in front of him...now have guts to Court Martial him... with an undue political backing !.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 11:57 AM

    from hero to zero due to power hunger! SF what a traitor u are!

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 12:18 PM

    This is to show world that the government follow legal procedures and act legitimately. But the verdict is almost certain.

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 12:56 PM

    Biggest joke of all time, how could this pannel of junior generals to court marshell SF

    Tuesday, 16 March 2010 01:36 PM

    How many more charges to be cooked up against SF, at the Military Tribunal to sentence him to jail?????


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