SF acquitted in Hi-Corp case

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High Court judge Sunil Rajapaksa today acquitted Sarath Fonseka from the Hi-Corp case, dismissing it by saying that he cannot be sentenced twice on the same offence.

However, the court fixed the trial against Fonseka’s son-in-law Dhanuna Thilakaratne who was also charged in the same case to be heard in absentia on May 3.
 
The High Court Judge made this order consequent to a preliminary objection raised by Sarath Fonseka’s Counsel Saliya Pieris on the indictment filed by the Attorney General on July 9, 2010.
 
The counsel in his preliminary objection challenged that the prosecution had made use of the same components to indict Sarath Fonseka in the second court martial and in the present case before the Colombo High Court and submitted to dismiss the case as Sarath Fonseka cannot be charged on the same charges twice.
 
The twenty five page judgment of High Court Judge Sunil Rajapaksa was read over by interpreter Mudliyar S.A.M. Nafli affirming that according to the law and the judicial procedure it is unjust to indict an accused twice on the same charges and acquitted Sarath Fonseka.(Farook Thajudeen)

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  • jacoob Friday, 16 March 2012 06:16 AM

    Two people decide verdict in sri lanka
    (1) MR clan
    (2) USA clan and sadly
    it is not the provisions of law or judges !

    shan Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:20 PM

    Thanks for the whole guys who loves him
    JAYAWAWA

    wing Lam Friday, 16 March 2012 06:09 AM

    We hope you will soon be relased and acept a responsible position in the government.

    MI Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:32 AM

    JAYAWEWA..............

    Wara Friday, 16 March 2012 07:01 AM

    ?????

    Wara Friday, 16 March 2012 07:05 AM

    With you ???? Both god and you In the prison with SF??

    Mario Friday, 16 March 2012 06:54 AM

    Thank you Hon. Judge. for you had no malice nor prejudice. Justice shall prevail.

    Ananda Chandrasekara Saturday, 17 March 2012 01:23 AM

    The people who comment this as a big win doesn't know what actually happened. He was freed not because he was innocent. It was because he has been already punished by another court for same offence.

    Pissu Poosa Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:29 AM

    Thanks Hon. Judge.

    sarath Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:30 AM

    good news today.come on!

    lankashantha Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:44 AM

    Happy to hear still our law is working.

    sxhabeeb Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:31 AM

    first step of release.....

    Ran*ka Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:45 AM

    Cheers!.CHeers!..CHEERS!!!..

    Ajantha Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:31 AM

    Jayawewa Sarath Fonseka, Long live, We are with you.

    kaluarachchi Friday, 16 March 2012 07:40 AM

    Can not understand why Atorney General pressed the charges at first place knowing Militerl charge has already been heard. Waste of peoples money and time.

    Hasi Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:56 AM

    Eththatama Sathutuyi....

    Amal Perera Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:46 AM

    Thank god!!!

    Chan.. Thursday, 15 March 2012 07:52 PM

    Sir, Congratulaions!!!! We still can be happy though it's little fishy

    sanjaya Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:53 AM

    All the best for the hero!!!

    Pol Pol Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:07 PM

    Looks like a release is close by. Long live SF. People are with you.

    ja Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:56 AM

    justice will prevail forever .SF you are a winner always

    Ruwan Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:10 PM

    We want this hero set free......

    wicki Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:09 PM

    Very good news.This is the first step.go ahead.We are always
    with you.Jayawewa!

    wicki Thursday, 15 March 2012 08:25 PM

    Jayawewa

    DonQuixote Friday, 16 March 2012 07:47 AM

    you are SO right and the people thank the judge ! This must be part of the bargaining process in Geneva.

    It means nothing to the General and probably allows the UN to save face.

    What a pity that our people don't understand !

    Sanath R Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:59 AM

    Great News, may you have the blessing of Tripple Gem.

    Ram Perera Thursday, 15 March 2012 09:08 PM

    we still have judges with backbones as SF said. This could be the first sign towards independance of the Judiciary
    Ram

    piyal Friday, 16 March 2012 08:21 AM

    Even after thousand years your are out McArthur you are our
    Rommel your are our Sarath Fonseka
    may the blessing of noble triple gem be with you eternaly

    Nalaka Thursday, 15 March 2012 10:45 PM

    This is absolutely great news and a victory for all of us Sri Lankans. Please someone make sure that the Hon Judge is protected!!

    game kolla Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:50 PM

    Still we have honest judges...

    RUWANI Saturday, 17 March 2012 06:31 AM

    Honourable sir,

    Great judgement to our future

    god bless you

    Lal.Fernando Friday, 16 March 2012 12:48 AM

    Honest judges do exist in Sri Lanka. This judge gave his verdict according to the rules.Long Live the judge and long live the General.

    manager-Borella Thursday, 15 March 2012 01:11 PM

    It's a great thing.we have still honest lawyers

    Renu Thursday, 15 March 2012 01:27 PM

    Well done your honour There are a few judges who hold their heads up.

    pandula Thursday, 15 March 2012 01:32 PM

    ජයවේවා සර්

    Arecanut Monkey Friday, 16 March 2012 09:16 AM

    No, no, he's Wara's hero !

    Arecanut Monkey Friday, 16 March 2012 09:20 AM

    Yes, what a silly comment !

    Concerned Thursday, 15 March 2012 01:57 PM

    Surprise! surprise!!

    Arecanut Monkey Friday, 16 March 2012 09:28 AM

    Thomas, look at the meaning of the word attrition:
    1. A rubbing away or wearing down by friction.
    2. A gradual diminution in number or strength because of constant stress.
    3. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death.
    4. Repentance for sin motivated by fear of punishment rather than by love of God.
    So what is relevance of that word here ?

    Nimal Friday, 16 March 2012 03:40 PM

    FREE OUR HERO!

    Ozymandias Friday, 16 March 2012 02:21 AM

    Our great hero!!

    Wara Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:03 PM

    You are my hero..

    sas Friday, 16 March 2012 09:27 AM

    Jayawewa !! You are our hero.

    chandima Friday, 16 March 2012 02:46 AM

    It is good to know that still there are some judges withe correct number of vertebrae!!! Good Luck Sir SF. Please release him, Please

    Dante Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:23 PM

    You are my hero Sir!, always.Long live my hero.

    mmkaleeel Friday, 16 March 2012 02:53 AM

    Congrats.

    rav Friday, 16 March 2012 10:05 AM

    Who is saying this is a poor comment.
    PLEASE ACCEPT THE TRUTH

    Sanjay Friday, 16 March 2012 10:00 AM

    Very courageous judge not considering his career in delivering verdict.

    anura Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:43 PM

    jaawewa

    Thomasmasmas Friday, 16 March 2012 03:06 AM

    VIVA SF. God is with you. We are also with you, the people of Sri Lanka. You will win this attrition War waged on you. You are a Mother of all battles. Take care.

    people Friday, 16 March 2012 03:07 AM

    Good news for us.

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 15 March 2012 03:07 PM

    Plus Point for Srilanka! Very Good Move!!

    Imran Hussein Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:58 PM

    Yes,the weather pattern is changing. You are our hero - Jayawewa!!!

    billy Friday, 16 March 2012 10:42 AM

    yes, also it implies SF accepts the military judgement as well

    billy Friday, 16 March 2012 10:57 AM

    it happnend because SF challenged the legality of the military court and this verdict implies that every one including SF accepts the military verdict as well..,lol

    gamini dharmaratne Friday, 16 March 2012 10:58 AM

    some consolation good finding

    bernard Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:22 PM

    JAYAWEWAA !!! TO OUR NATIONAL HERO.

    gajan99 Friday, 16 March 2012 04:38 AM

    Don't worry, we will cook some thing to put him in jail for life.

    dare Sunday, 18 March 2012 03:17 AM

    Hon Sir,

    Exemplarary judgement. May justice prevail.

    Zavahir Friday, 16 March 2012 05:06 AM

    This is the man can do lot to country. Invein lost of political punishment.

    Gethal Alupola Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:36 PM

    Good move.

    mahe Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:52 PM

    Peoples General. We are with you!

    Samayan Friday, 16 March 2012 05:14 AM

    simple theory for similar offense he can not be charged twice as he was already punished.

    iliaszbadurdeen Friday, 16 March 2012 05:31 AM

    Truth will never die. Thanks for Justice


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