Fonseka in civil court

25 February 2010 06:39 am - 48     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government has announced that charges will be framed against General Sarath Fonseka in civil courts under the Penal Code and Exchange Control Act. Government Spokesperson Professor G.L. Peiris made these comments at a media briefing held in Colombo today.

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  • Thursday, 25 February 2010 07:42 PM

    So, all of Fonseka's aides are released but he is still under arrest. Why? Did he try to stage a coup, on his own? Is he Superman? Spiderman? Stupid 'fairy tale,' by a stupid government ...

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:12 AM

    Pissuda Oscar, Obama struggle to save his skin and no time to worry about this looser (but Blake has spare time)

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:11 PM

    Why? What happend to the military coup? They said that he had plans to kill President. So all 'bull'? This is the government's 'coup' against the joint opposition of Sri Lanka. Vote for them, to get 2/3rds majority, and dig your own graves too.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 05:56 AM

    Does the record SF broke at the Presidential poll still bother your rationality?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:23 AM

    This is only for $500,000 issue. Not for any military related issues.Why can't you understand that these are two separate issues.?Shame on you.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:28 AM

    Obama did not give MR a call nor did the GoSL get scared. The Civil Courts hearing in my opinion, is in addition to the Military Court hearing, which means he will be facing two tribunals.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:18 PM


    Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:42 PM

    I'm no 'legal expert,' but I don't get how Prof. G.L. says that everything done, has been lawful ... when SF was taken in by military police; kept in military custody; threatened with being court-marshaled; and is now going to be tried in a civilian court. It makes NO sense ...? ? ? Then again, what most of these politicians do, isn't for the rationally inclined.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:17 AM

    what a joke!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:18 AM

    No Matter Civil or Military,He is in Big mess

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:20 AM

    It seems he will have to face 2 courts , a military court marshal which would deal with charges brought against for alleged offences while he was in uniform , and alleged charges under the exchange act which would be heard in the civil court.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:28 PM

    What a shame! So, the General was arrested purely on a 'personal grudge,' and now, they are finding it difficult to come-out with any reasonable charges, to justify his arrest. GOSL, 'caught with their pants down'!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:21 AM

    Military proceedings are separate. This is about the US Dollars that Danuana's mother said that belonged to Fonny boy... He has messed up big time

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:35 PM

    What will be the charges against KP, and which law will apply to him ? ? ?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:38 AM

    Whywhat happened to The Military Courts and court Martial? Mahinda would have surely received a call from " OBAMA " There are some so called LIONS that fear a ring of a Telephone from Overseas. So MR one wicket is down, the rest will be bowled out on 9th April.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:53 AM

    .. and the blessings of Sri Lankans and many of the World.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 03:39 AM

    the srilankan are very revange and not patriotic it is a pity. the poor srilanka begining to suffer

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:48 AM

    Before SF so called Prof...... should take all the Government thieves to the civil courts who robed the country.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 04:21 AM

    Yes, He should be court martialed, Let the world know who the current SL govt is. Go MR Go, I support u 100%

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:50 AM

    come on people, he cannot be prosecuted on exchange control issues, since he didnt bring it down but got the the cash... GOV on wich hunt?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:53 AM

    What is this Jungle law shame professor

    Friday, 26 February 2010 04:26 AM

    What charges against Anuruddha Ratwatthe for money he had in safe lockers. They were not received for elections either.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 04:38 AM

    Kugan, no no no...SF should be charged in military court , you know why? You have the answer. SL have tea.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:04 AM

    Dude, this is *addition* to the ongoing court martial. You guys are just pathetic. Let's see how you would change your tune when(if?) Fonseka is pitted against UNP.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:08 AM

    welcome measure from GOSL side

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 06:51 AM

    OK, so now GOSL has got scared of the US, EU and the West. This is what - beggers have no choice. Barking dog seldom bites.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 04:47 AM

    Prof is right "charges will be FRAMED" . Yes we all know that.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:09 AM

    This News article is not correct. He will be charged under the penal code and Foreign Exchange Act while the court marshal is pending.Pls Don't talk like ignorant mutts.Don't be Blind followers.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:10 AM

    looks like civil case is in addition to the pending Court Martial

    Friday, 26 February 2010 04:49 AM

    KP will become MP at next parliment under national list.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 06:56 AM

    Seems like up to now you all lie to people of this country. this mean you cant court marshall him?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:11 AM

    That type LIONS are in UNP and in the first seat Ranil. Whole country knows how Ranil behave infront of West.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 06:56 AM

    I personally feel it’s the most appropriate way to do.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:12 AM

    well said! The thing is these idiots can't understand this.Oh now wonder there nearly 4 million ignorant people in this country.could be one of them.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 05:39 PM

    Prof. G. L. Peiries, please do not give silly opinions to the press.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 07:00 AM

    This is a victory for the forces of democracy and justice.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 07:12 AM

    Election gundu...............

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:31 AM

    become a professor of craziness!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:31 AM

    So funny,, the true is sri lankans are totaly fools,, the goventment know how to fool around sri lankans,, thank god im sri lankan,,but living out of the country,,,,

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:33 AM

    Military wrongdoings- Court Martial

    Exchange Frauds etc.- Civil courts..

    Why split hairs on straight forward issues?


    Thursday, 25 February 2010 07:24 AM

    This man cant be a professor,he is saying today one and tomarow another.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:43 AM

    this is only for the foreign exchange regulation violation. other charges will be under military law.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 06:39 PM

    Read the news properly ... two separate cases ...

    Friday, 26 February 2010 05:36 AM

    Now what happened to Defense secretary statement made to public that SF is charging under army law? Then the army was already violated the law by abduct of SF from Military police? That is what GLP is confirming on behalf of Government?

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:48 AM

    sorry to disappoint u, he will be charged in both the military n civil courts!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:49 AM

    u need to read n learn more

    Friday, 26 February 2010 05:39 AM

    But the better word would be "FABRICATED"

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:59 AM

    Guys, read the full statement by GL. This is apart from court martial process which is hide from the public.

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