Janz’s notebook in Court

21 June 2010 05:20 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The notebook of Sunday Leader Editor Frederica Janz which was used to take down notes during an interview with General Sarath Fonseka regarding the 'white flag incident' at the final stages of the war, was placed in Court custody today

Janz handed over the 89 page notebook to the Court today following a Court order and the next hearing was fixed for 12 July.

General Sarath Fonseka had allegedly claimed in the interview that unarmed LTTE cadres were shot dead by the troops during the final stages of the war despite surrendering with white flags. (SRF)

  Comments - 24

  • Monday, 21 June 2010 08:28 AM

    Court will never ask for the tape because there is no truth in this case. This is only a drama to drag the case until time arrives to release SF.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:35 AM

    Lets see how dhanuna's dollars can save his darling father-in-law now !

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:38 AM

    Several questions arise: Is the Note Book written in Shorthand and if that is so, it is not decipherable.. Also, has the General signed it as authentication of the interview. Also, after all this lapse of time, it could very well have been "doctored" to suit the purpose. The best thing for the court would have been to ask for the Tape recording, as she said there is a tape.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:39 AM

    SF deserve maximum punishment regardless his efforts in the battle field

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:42 AM

    Why no comments from SF supportes. Hope they still bilieve he is hero. There are enough facts to prove that he made such statement. Thet do not belive facts .. R

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:44 AM

    What happened to the case of Lasantha?

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:51 AM

    SF is still a very great Hero. It seems that our people are the Judges & the Juries. Dont punish a man until he is proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:52 AM

    we all know this happened during the last stages of the war. But i guess the wrong thing to do is talk about it. SF did this mistake, he came out with it, If the govt is so sure that he committed these crimes then why not produce evidence which are beyond reasonable doubt.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:55 AM

    As I know SF said in that interview "One media personnel told him about the white flag incident"
    Thus he told to the Sunday Leader Editor about what he heard from an other Media personnel who was in the battle field.
    I think the public was misleaded by some govt medias with a misinterpritation of interview.

    The facts should win in the court.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:57 AM

    If they have done so and if SF had said the same who is wrong? it appears that for most of short sightered Sri Lanken the person who is talking about the truth is wrong? what a joke?

    Monday, 21 June 2010 04:16 PM

    Jansz cannot be trusted, as she is clearly supportive of the government.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:58 AM

    Underlying message in all these SF issues is, we are heading towards a very dangerous era that was never faced in the history!

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:02 AM

    I am no member of SF camp neither from MR's. I am just a patriotic citizen of the country who tresures the values of good governance and fairplay.
    If SF has committed the said sin of betrayal, certainly he must be punished and not onpy him anbody for that matter must be treated in the same manner. It is in deed a grave crime to betray your motherland.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:03 AM

    The civil war took 30 years and the emergency law should remain active for at least next 60 years.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:10 AM

    not guilty if proven otherwise.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:14 AM

    So the person who led the army during the victory didnt get a seat at the Victory parade. He may not be an angel, show me someone that is, but he deserves his dues. Speaking against a government is not the same as treason is it. Besides, there are plenty of cases of corruption against many politicians in high places. If he did something unpatriotic then it should be investigated.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:15 AM

    It is difficult to understand why the Court did not think it appropriate to ask for the production of the tape in which the the interview was recorded verbatim. The tape would have provided conclusive evidence as to what the General uttered.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 09:56 AM

    no one knows the truth ,, and the truth will never come out..

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:25 AM

    IT APPEARS, MANY HAVE NOT GOT THE FACTS RIGHT. EVEN GOING BY FREDERICKA JANSZ'S VERSION PUBLISHED IN THE PAPER SHE NOW EDITS, GEN. FONSEKA HAS ONLY QUOTED WHAT AN EMBEDDED JOURNALIST WITH THE FORCES HAD TOLD HIM AND HE EMPHASIZED NO ONE GAVE SUCH A COMMAND.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 05:07 PM

    Since she is known to be a "creative writer," her notebook should be taken, with a dash of caution!

    Monday, 21 June 2010 10:23 AM

    SF you are the war hero. our respect and salute always there for you.

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:38 AM

    any man is innocent until proven guilty. SF may have his faults, but deserves better for what he contributed towards making SL a country free of terrorism....

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:44 AM

    What's the use of saying such thing in public ??? Just to trap MR and GR into US war crimes. Even it happened, as a responsible Military leader, he should not expose those things, like US does .

    Monday, 21 June 2010 06:52 AM

    Now, the truth comes into the light. We can find out the real episode behind this drama.


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