Court must clear Fonseka

15 June 2010 06:28 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Supun Dias

Parliamentarian General Sarath Fonseka who was given permission by the Speaker to attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Union (CPU) conference in Kenya has to get Court permission to be released for his visit as he is under military detention over several charges, Minister of Mass media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella said.

The concessions granted by the parliament will not surpass the law of the country and it is up to General Fonseka to take legal assistance for his visit, he Rambukwella told reporters today.

  Comments - 25

  • Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:00 AM

    Ah! We didn't know! Thank you for informing us! It was very kind of you! Hope he knows that also!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:01 AM

    The Court is NOT superior to Parliament. Please educate yourself on how the law of the land works. Parliament makes the laws, the Court has to enforce it.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:30 AM

    today would be nice!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 10:45 PM

    I do not think that the government should let him leave the country, under any circumstance.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:31 AM

    Anymore to clear?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:33 AM

    Is Keheliya trying to be the Attorney General?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:41 AM

    First of all speaker must be educated to consult the legal authorities before passing such nominations !!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:43 AM

    Truth prevails on top of everything.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:54 AM


    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:01 AM

    Dear Minister, Did you mean court is more superior then Parliment?? Head of parliment Hon. Speaker granted permission for him to attend the summit how can a court could block him?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:09 AM

    Sending him abroad will be like openning a dam, he might even name a few people who he hates as war criminals leaving the whole country in jeopadry. Sad the UNP doesn't see the danger this man places the country in. British Forces Chief is sacked by the new government for no reason but he loves his country so keeps quiet. He may speak about any injustices happened to him but not mentioning war crimes committed by his forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. That's responsible leaders.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:20 AM

    No, he is Defence Spokesman.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:21 AM

    That means SF unable to attend the session !!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:22 AM

    ruwan, you have a point

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:22 AM

    British Forces Chief was ousted, he went home with dignity.

    SF was only moved to JCS and what a hue & cry he made.
    A shameless Commander who0 had no respect for the Colour of his Office he held.

    Wonder how he was able to overpower the LTTE and yet not overcome the Political vultures that surrounded him with false hopes for their personal survivals.

    How smart can SF be ? Form your own opinions.
    I am sad for this great general's stupidity.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:23 AM

    Yes, Court is more powerfull than parliament. Law of the country is supreame, only the President is granted immunity when he is in power. Remember SB's case, he was a MP when convited and subsecutenly jailed.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:32 AM

    Injustice nothing more to say???

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:34 AM

    isnt it the parliament that creates law for the court of law to use??? how come then the court of law is above the parliament??

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:34 AM

    According to the article yes, the Court is superior than the parliament. If this is so, then why couldn't they adhere to the court order which was passed regarding to the Fuel Prices??? Remember the statement mentioned by some MP "The Parliament is superior than the court" and the court order to reduces prices were disregarded?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:40 AM

    Don't send.......

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:42 AM

    Mr.Rambukwella you are also a lawyer so how clould you forget that, the parliament is superior to the law of the country.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 07:42 AM

    Why is the Govt. so scared of the General. He has been elected by the people because the people recognise him as a Hero and not a traitor who should be hanged

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:02 AM

    Order of the antecedence is 1st the Parliament then the Courts in compliance of previous decision had been given by the Late speaker Mr., Anura Bandaranake for the matter with Sarath N, if so what is the difference with this Sarath.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:29 AM

    Well said.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 08:30 AM

    NO, Only the Executive President is above the law.

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