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By Gandhya Senanayake


The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) will file a case in the Colombo High Court this week, challenging the government’s decision to court martial former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka (SF), the JVP said.

According to media reports, the military will appoint three major generals, Weerathunga, Jayathilaka and Wijethunga to the Court martial panel which is likely to be held this week.

Speaking to Daily Mirror Online, JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said that they opposed the government’s move to court martial the General and will take the matter to courts. “The DNA will file a case against the court martial of General Sarath Fonseka. This is wrong as the bench at a Court Martial hearing should comprise of officers senior in rank to the one who is being tried and as there is no officer senior in rank to General Fonseka in Sri Lanka, he cannot be tried under the Army Act,” he said.

 (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:04 AM

    hahaha this is the joker of the year

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:17 AM

    do anything to protect him sir!!! do ANY THING!!!!!!! People will cove you!!!!

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:55 PM

    SF, himself, put one of his high ranking officers in Welikada jail, before court-martialing him.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:58 AM

    Well goverment gives promotions not JVP or DNA

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 12:13 PM

    Just try. We wish you the best Mr. Anura.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 12:16 PM

    You forgot Anura that normal rules & regulations does not apply to this country.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:01 PM

    Didn't GL Pappa announce that General would be tried in a civil court ?

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:03 PM

    No charges for KP or other arrested LTTE leaders.but charges for Fonseka.shame about sri lanka.shame...shame..I vote for Mahinda,now i shame about my self.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:30 PM

    FREE SF FREE SF FREE SF FREE SF FREE SF

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:43 PM

    A NATIONAL HERO WHO ENDED TERRORISM THROUGH VERY CLEVER MILITATRY TACTICS GETTING COURT -MARTIALED, THE ONLY OF ITS KIND IN THE WHOLE WORLD. SRI LANKA MUST BE PROUD ABOUT THIS UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT!

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 01:51 PM

    No they are not doing whatever they please. They are fighting for what is truth and justice Mr. NishV.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 07:55 AM

    miscalculated move once again ! .poor jvp+sf

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 07:59 AM

    DOESN'T THE DNA AND ITS LAWYERS KNOW THAT THE CURRENT ARMY GENERALS ON THE PANEL OF THE COURTS MARTIAL ARE RANKED OVER A RETIRED ARMY GENERAL?

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:06 AM

    God Bless our War Hero and protect him from al these nonsense

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:08 AM

    well done....our hero is SF

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:14 AM

    Why UNP has fogotten General Sarath Fonseka. People are questioned by themseves.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 02:32 PM

    JVP jokers are sitting on their Brains

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:30 AM

    What about Former CJ's theory that Army Law is not valid for a retired officer....???

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 02:45 PM

    Great Move. Best Wishes

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:23 PM

    That's coming.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:23 PM

    You must be joking.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:24 PM

    Here comes the truth one by one.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:43 AM

    According to current situation in SL Dr. Mervin silva is the high rank person to do this according to my knowledge.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:52 AM

    Theoretic Professor GL is the best person to give more details on this of he can remember his comments about this during a press briefing two weeks back.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:03 AM

    Fly a kite

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:04 AM

    oh.yes.thats very good news.please do it soon.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:04 AM

    DNA, youare doing the right thing and you are with the General in good times and bad times. Where the hell is the UNP?

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 04:18 PM

    thank you senior general anura kumara.... the military will obey your orders ..you are welcome to join the general..

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:46 AM

    Then if he cannot be tried under Army Act, can we export the General to another country along with Anura Kumara?

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 10:30 AM

    This is Very good move. Now MR is tight in corner. Next if he wins he shall have to grant permission to be in parliament sessions.

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 10:51 AM

    therefor general is allowed to do whatever he wishes??? some thing is really wrong with JVP's "DNA"

    Thursday, 11 March 2010 07:01 PM

    That's great! Highly appreciated. Just try, on behalf of our hero. Thanks!


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