SF to apply for bail

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Bail applications will be filed seeking the release of former army commander Sarath Fonseka after the jail term imposed by the Court Martial against him ends tomorrow, his family members said yesterday.

Upon the completion of his jail term, he will be a normal remand prisoner and, therefore, bail applications may be filed seeking his release, they said.

While he was serving the jail term imposed by the Court Martial, he was sentenced to another three years imprisonment over the white flag case by the Colombo High Court. His lawyers have appealed against this ruling in the Court of Appeal.

Fonseka’s wife Anoma said that legal experts had said that as the Court of Appeal had not yet given its verdict regarding the ruling of the High Court and, therefore, Mr. Fonseka’s position would be that of an ordinary remand prisoner from tomorrow.

Mrs. Fonseka said her husband’s lawyers had advised her that it would be possible to apply for bail after Thursday.

Mr. Fonseka was acquitted in the Hi-Corp case by the high court on March 16 this year.

Mr. Fonseka will complete his first jail term on April 26 though he has not served 30 months as he has got time off for good behaviour. (Yohan Perera)
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  • fassey Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:08 AM

    Renu let him go home without any ceremonies. If we organize
    ceremonies he will not get bail. Celebrations can be organized
    later.

    Andy Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:47 PM

    God Bless you Sir!

    Lankan Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:39 AM

    SF is only person who can war against currupted and only their family oriented MR regime. Ranil you go home. Give the flag to SF.

    podiman1 Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:25 AM

    He is likely to joine a leftist group and cause more problems if he is released.

    Ruwan Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:22 PM

    If he comes out that will be the happiest news ever heard for last three years.....

    ravi Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:26 AM

    Mr. Fonseka will complete his first jail term on April 26 though he has not served 30 months as he has got time off for good behaviour.

    No two words about it.

    shantha madawela Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:17 PM

    Let live and die....

    Samayan Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:04 PM

    happiest news for CIA too.

    Siri de Alwis Thursday, 26 April 2012 04:59 AM

    SF did his lot for the country. I blame bankrupt politicians for using him. They were bankrupt because they ridiculed the war effort and had no chance against the glory of MR and his hand-picked team. SF was a distinguished part of it. It was stupid to pitch one hero against all the rest. Politics in peace-time is no good for a war-time hero. Winston Churchill understood this and stepped down with eternal honour. Politics is dirty though essential. SF will never master that game. SF went through hell during and after the war and deserves a good family life at least from now one. Dear disgruntled citizens - please do not try to use him any more. Leave him to enjoy his life.

    Sue Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:30 AM

    What nonsense. He will never be given bail There are people who are more scared of SF than they ever were of Prabakaran.

    cuthbert Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:35 AM

    the country and its people are in your hands Sir, God Bless You

    SLBoy Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:06 PM

    MR will never let him out. He would probarbly, make up some charges and keep him in jail. Until MR is thrown out of presidency, SF will not be able to be free.

    Nihal Pathirana Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:08 PM

    Gona Kapi JVP lanuwa. Moda Raja Wansune kata nisa

    Senaka Fernando Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:55 PM

    This is not the correct time to release him from the prison.

    Mims Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:30 AM

    Fonseka may be safer behind bars. The white vans might be sent to silence him forever.

    Jaya Wednesday, 25 April 2012 06:32 PM

    SF made a huge mistake by going in to politics. I hope he will not do so again after he is released.

    Nanda Wednesday, 25 April 2012 07:22 AM

    oh you sound homo ! SF is safe behind bars !!

    Nanda Wednesday, 25 April 2012 07:47 AM

    We can do very well without SF. He is very good for a military role but not as civilian role.

    fassey Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:40 AM

    May God bless this WAR HERO with good health and a peaceful family life.

    Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:39 AM

    The very last sentence of the article that "Mr. Fonseka will complete his first jail term on April 26 though he has not served 30 months as he has got time off for good behaviour", made me reminded the discipline that he maintained as the then Army Chief. Means a lot.

    Ami Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:58 AM

    Happy for you my real war hero ... something pleasing to my ear ..finally !

    Achari Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:25 AM

    New era for Sri Lanka. Well come back HON.SIR.

    myya Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:28 AM

    you are my real hero too.But sir no point filing a bail application to the supreme court.they have nothing to do but asking from the temple trees.if they say ok you will get the bail.but I doubt.

    "Naduth hamuduruwange,Baduth hamuduruwange"

    j Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:35 AM

    We are waiting for your Please come and start unfinished next humanitarian Operation to rescue poor mother Lanka.

    Renu Wednesday, 25 April 2012 04:29 AM

    Let all people get to gather and give him a rousing welcome home when he is released from Welikada. He should be carried home on people's shoulders

    resplendant Thursday, 26 April 2012 02:57 AM

    If you look at the facts without emotion, SF,MR,Gota,Pressana, Kamal,Shavendra, all of them formed an elite team to defeat the LTTE. I feel that we should not give the credit of the war to one person, which is pretty unscientific way of citing references. On the other hand it is extremly sad that one member of the elite team is behind bars and I hope sincerely that he would get a chance to be a free man and be recognized in history for the good deeds he did. I think we should keep our analysis factual and simple.

    pri Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:08 AM

    WHAT HAPPEND TIRAN HULAS STORY

    Lankathilake Wednesday, 25 April 2012 01:33 PM

    Yes Sir, We need people like SF to govern the country who are honest, hardworking, patriotic and discipline which we lag at the moment. It's humiliating to say about a white van and as if it happened to SF, it will be the death trap to the regime. They are been numbered by many and hope they know it.


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