Fonseka to be freed?

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The pressure mounted by international and national forces might see jailed former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka out of prison in the coming days, DNA MP Jayantha Ketagoda said today.

Mr. Ketagoda who is also a Member of the Movement to Free General Fonseka told the Daily Mirror that the pressure which the government is currently undergoing might see Fonseka out though no assurance have been given yet. The DNA MP made this point with regard to the speculation that the former army commander is to be released this week.

Besides he said they also expect that the Courts would react positively to his ( Fonseka’s) request for bail.  The next hearing of this case is due to be held later this month.

Legal experts said that as the Court of Appeal had not yet given its verdict regarding the ruling of the High Court, Mr. Fonseka’s position became  an ordinary remand prisoner from April 26.  He completed his first jail term on April 26 though he has not served 30 months as he has got time off for good behavior.

However a family member of Mr. Fonseka said they have not been informed of any thing regarding his release from the government yet though there is speculation that he would be freed in the coming days.

Mr. Fonseka was acquitted in the Hi-Corp case by the high court on March 16 this year. (Yohan Perera)
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  • manpei Tuesday, 15 May 2012 02:56 AM

    Really. How so.

    mike Monday, 14 May 2012 12:32 PM

    I once saw in the paper replying to a question from a journalist
    when the war was on,"What are your plans after retirement" the reply was quite simple and trustworthy,"I have my house at Piliyandala that I had not resided for years, I am going to reside in that,before that I had to do some work, involving (makuludel kadala).

    He had no intention whatsoever,to do politics at that time.Society,politicians,hatred,anger,repentence made this Gentleman to take the deceision to make the country a place without any prejudice to anybody as happened to him.

    Let him be as free as any other who has done his utmost for the sake of the country even after facing attack from a suicide bomer.

    General should not be the bait for politicians of all calibre.Let him have his freedom to live with his family as others deserve.

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 14 May 2012 01:30 PM

    But the damage has been done. Now it should be the turn of the swines who did all this criminality to him.

    Yehiya Monday, 14 May 2012 06:41 AM

    Too late. No need pardon for him.

    ruwan Monday, 14 May 2012 01:49 PM

    white van to general :) will be the end of MR regime :-|

    Hussain Sunday, 13 May 2012 08:11 PM

    Has he been pardoned or has he finished his sentence?

    FARTHINKER Monday, 14 May 2012 07:01 AM

    HE CAN BE OUR WAR HERO BUT GENERALLY HE SHOULD MOTIVATE WINNING MINORITIES CONSENT AS WELL.............!

    Dhammika Sunday, 13 May 2012 09:25 PM

    YOUR RELEASE IS WHAT SRI LANKANS WANT AT ANY COST ...........YOU ARE OUR WAR HERO ! .

    sam Monday, 14 May 2012 07:12 AM

    General Fonseka's release will be the beginning of new era to all Sri Lankans.

    omer Monday, 14 May 2012 07:16 AM

    nothing !!! we have damaged the image of the country.

    banda Monday, 14 May 2012 07:16 AM

    Budusaranai, obe nidhas weema dakinta Api Sinhalayan eka see kamathi. You are the true war hero and our leader.

    liamsi Monday, 14 May 2012 02:56 PM

    thats the truth

    Manik Sunday, 13 May 2012 09:59 PM

    Then he can lead the victory parade like he led the war and won.

    Mims Sunday, 13 May 2012 10:05 PM

    I think Fonseka is safer behind bars. Out of prison and free, he might meet the same fate as journalists and human rights activists, and disappear forever in a white van.

    Lal.Fernando. Sunday, 13 May 2012 10:08 PM

    The General should be released to the society and should be allowed to live in peace, he saved this country of ours.He should need all the support he could get from the people of Sri Lanka. May he enjoy good health and peace.I pray for your release Mr.Fonseka.Because of you we all live in peace now.

    Cynic Sunday, 13 May 2012 10:33 PM

    What better time than in this 'Thrice Blessed' Month of Vesak?
    "To follow the Dhamma revealed by the Noble One, is to live in Joy with a Serene Mind" from the Dhammapada verse 79.

    Had enough Sunday, 13 May 2012 11:53 PM

    Good move, This shows Judiciary does what rulers say. there is no impartial judgements against opponents.

    Marina Monday, 14 May 2012 12:08 AM

    He should have been freed long ago.

    Amila Monday, 14 May 2012 12:27 AM

    Release our national hero, He is our hero foevr and live in our hearts. Long live General Fonseka.

    Ram Perera Monday, 14 May 2012 01:09 AM

    SF will be released by Court on Bail.

    riddle Monday, 14 May 2012 04:40 PM

    he is a real hero he must free for ever

    kaputakukula Monday, 14 May 2012 08:04 AM

    Please, can anyone explain what this "thrice blessed" mean?

    aliya Monday, 14 May 2012 05:04 PM

    Is this another "mawaa pema" by the govt.

    GAGA Monday, 14 May 2012 01:29 AM

    welcome news to all patriotic Sri Lankans !!!!!!!!

    sahdi Monday, 14 May 2012 08:45 AM

    DEAR SIR......! WELCOME BACK TO PEACEFUL LIFE WITH YOUR FAMILY..... YOUR THE ONE OUR REAL HERO..... GOD BLESS U SIR.......

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 14 May 2012 03:18 AM

    He has finished his sentance with a reduced period for good behaviour.

    lame Monday, 14 May 2012 03:28 AM

    He should never have been arrested.

    Gafa Monday, 14 May 2012 08:10 PM

    some body is deaming...........

    Christan Monday, 14 May 2012 04:50 AM

    GOD BLESS TIRAN ALLES. YOU ARE OUR HERO FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN.

    sizzler Monday, 14 May 2012 10:56 AM

    OUR HERO WILL BE RELEASED ON WAR HEROES DAY I GUESS

    shantha madawelass Monday, 14 May 2012 11:07 AM

    Govt . has to release SF, before G.L. Peris go to meet Hilay Clinton in USA. that this friday.

    East Monday, 14 May 2012 11:21 AM

    MR the best

    kalutaraboy Monday, 14 May 2012 11:25 AM

    You learn your lesson Gen SF , dont be fool by Ranil and UNP againe

    shafeek zubair Monday, 14 May 2012 11:26 AM

    it is good

    Alex Monday, 14 May 2012 11:31 AM

    what about his parliment seat, pension and stars ?

    anyway he is a star with policies among other politicians so no need to worry about metal stars


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