Marathon argument on SF’s 2nd CM

20 January 2011 03:01 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Court of Appeal today fixed for argument on five consecutive days from May 23 to 27, the Writ application of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka challenging his conviction and sentence by the 2nd Court Martial which imposed a sentence of 30 months rigorous imprisonment.

The Bench comprising Justices Eric Basnayake and Upaly Abeyrathne directed the respondents to file objections on or before February 21 at the Registry and the Petitioner to file Counter Affidavit on or before March 4.

Both sides are directed to file Written Submissions on or before April 29 at the Registry and the replies to each others objections are to be filed on or before May 13. (SSS)

  Comments - 26

  • Mahadanamauuta Friday, 21 January 2011 05:41 AM

    Sir we need you to head the war to get us out of this Economic Misery!!!

    Shurash Friday, 21 January 2011 05:40 AM

    People or Computer rejected him?

    Thomas Friday, 21 January 2011 06:59 AM


    Leslie Thursday, 20 January 2011 03:47 PM

    We hope and pray that justice would prevail and the General would be absolved of all charges. The Nation awaits to see him walk out a free man.

    ruvin Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:07 PM

    All for contesting an election...... Had he decided to stay put in the Army or retire, life would have been such a pleasure.

    Moral of the story: wrong decision at the wrong time can cost you billions and comforts of a life time.

    SAM Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:06 PM

    ............ 5 months ????????

    Sunil-Canada Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:14 PM

    It is pity that the person who rescued the country is treated this way!!!

    Naleen Pradeep Friday, 21 January 2011 08:11 AM

    Minister says all cases should be finished as quickly as possible. Is this the correct way of it?????????

    malkanthi Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:33 PM

    Even if he gets the world's best lawyer, he will fail. Someone powerful is above the law.

    I the Jury Friday, 21 January 2011 08:31 AM

    ....find him not guilty, and be released from prison right away.

    CasinoRaja Thursday, 20 January 2011 04:58 PM

    Yes wrong decision only in sri lanka ?????? How many more years sri lankan have to suffer like this ????? Only god can help us....

    Royalist Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:25 PM

    Everything we do has to be no less than a Marathon... starting from a war to elections to development and even to court cases! So help us God...

    Godaya Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:38 PM

    Yeah you have to also pull the brothers line!! get a life man!

    Samara Thursday, 20 January 2011 05:52 PM

    Is not JUSTICE delayed is Justice Denied ?

    By the time court finishes the hearing, it will be 30 months for him in custody.

    ran Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:24 PM

    And in a wrong country#####

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Thursday, 20 January 2011 06:43 PM

    Nation ? how did you take a head count dear Leslie ?
    We go by the election results. the worst defeat in the 65 year history. people have rejected him

    Harry Friday, 21 January 2011 10:13 AM

    @JUNIOR CITIZEN,grow up.Even if computer was right,don't forget that there are 2million+plus sri lankans overseas,working hard and contributining the largest to SL economy who would have voted for SF,if the government had facilitated it through the embassies.

    suwantha Thursday, 20 January 2011 07:29 PM

    he is a political victim.judges should understand it.

    thrishu Friday, 21 January 2011 11:07 AM

    The General was framed by his enemies, from the top.

    Cobra Friday, 21 January 2011 01:09 AM

    Ruvin, stop crying over spilt milk. Its not the wrong decision or timing, its the wrath of a 'God' scorned and revenge was the outcome!!!!

    Yehiya-Doha Friday, 21 January 2011 01:11 AM

    May Allah bless you. You are the Hero of this century. As a country part, correct decision @ correct time. People failed to understand.

    Ash Friday, 21 January 2011 01:36 AM

    Only the SC needs marathons to know the truth.

    MC Friday, 21 January 2011 03:21 AM

    we are watching and waiting for real justice and the end to the make believe.

    prince dhoni Friday, 21 January 2011 03:48 AM

    CORRECT decision @ d WRONG time

    Ashoks Friday, 21 January 2011 04:01 AM

    Please prevail justice, He is not guilty. The issue is they do not give proper verdict.

    Roshan Friday, 21 January 2011 04:23 AM

    He is already sick, hope that he will be alive to hear the verdict.

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