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Lawyers of General Sarath Fonseka will appear before the court martial on Tuesday and challenge the legality of trying the former Army Commander before a bench comprising officers junior to him in rank, the JVP said.

JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka told journalists a short while ago that there was no provision in the Army Act to court martial the General and such a trial was illegal.

He added that his party had already filed a case in the Court of Appeal challenging this decision by the military. (KB)

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  • Saturday, 13 March 2010 10:04 AM

    Politics of Hatred has begun

    Sunday, 14 March 2010 09:10 AM

    SF was arrested in haste. Something has to be done to cover the foolishness .Hence this trial.

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:08 AM

    Even Madduma Bandara was court martialled killed, although he was innocent

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 01:09 AM

    if law is outdated, cannot be charged under this provision my dear.....

    Saturday, 13 March 2010 03:03 AM

    the govt win the case please appoint a MS S Bandarayaka. one time jouner to Pro GL..Peires

    Friday, 12 March 2010 02:27 PM

    This moment keep fasting as the weapon,it is very effective because general public is very concern of his health. if any thing happens government would bear the responsibility.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:06 PM

    Fonseka know his nuts, none need to teach him what he should do.He is an Officer and Gentleman

    Friday, 12 March 2010 03:07 PM

    This is a kangroo court set up by the Rajapakse's as political revenge.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 09:18 AM

    "Judges" on court martial bench are not legal scholars, so any smart defense lawyer will have a hard time persuading them.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 09:26 AM

    I think SF is innocent. So why he is worring about court martial?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 04:35 PM

    the lawers challenge th e cour t but their is no law it is a revenge . his freedom people freedom.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 05:04 PM

    MR Fonsaka is no law to file case it is fabricated case by politicians and the so called politicians Blindin law Prof G,L Peiries.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 05:06 PM

    The srilanka government is democracy then allowed Mr Fonsaka to be a opporsitio n leader in srilanka parliament.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 05:08 PM

    something fishy on the procedure altogether

    Friday, 12 March 2010 09:58 AM

    It's quite obvious that the judges should be senior to him.
    Why not importing some senior judges from CHINA.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:11 AM

    The law is outdated, the charges are fresh!

    Friday, 12 March 2010 05:51 PM

    How can one expect justice in one man show?

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:16 AM

    This is a frivolous, trumped-up case. Shame on the GOSL. I hope the General's lawyers strike it down quickly.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:16 AM

    Of course the JVP are protesters. Protesting, agitating, picketing are the corner stones of the JVP.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:42 AM

    justice should prove

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:51 AM

    No use if you support the so called king S F will be released as a patriot

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:54 AM

    nonsense

    Friday, 12 March 2010 10:57 AM

    It shows something. If SF was not feeling guilty he would have appeared and fought his corner or just listened to the proceedings. Sounds a bit fishy on SF's part.
    Sf is not guilty until its proven.

    Friday, 12 March 2010 07:59 PM

    It looks like Sri Lanka has a Sadam Husain now.


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