White flag in Court

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The ‘white flag’ case involving former Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka was taken up at the Colombo Chief Magistrates Court today.

The state counsel informed the Court that a three judge bench appointed by the High Court will hear the case on Thursday and requested the Chief Magistrate to ensure Fonseka is produced in Court for the hearing.

The ‘white flag’ case involves alleged comments made by General Sarath Fonseka that a group of senior LTTE cadres were shot dead by the army when they surrendered with white flags during the final stages of the war.  (TFT)
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  • Lord Monday, 26 July 2010 11:49 AM

    In Sri Lanka justice is as per domesticated to suit the government politicians from head downwards.

    Ajithkumar Monday, 26 July 2010 12:13 PM

    When I get older – I will get stronger
    They call it freedom – just like a waving flag

    Ajithkumar Monday, 26 July 2010 12:15 PM

    He did not denied that he did not tell this.. He is somewhat waving like the flag

    Kumar Wijayasekara Monday, 26 July 2010 04:53 AM

    Step towards silencing General's voice by keep him out of Parliament.

    Ananda S Monday, 26 July 2010 04:58 AM

    If this is proven as a huge lie in the supreme court Fonseka really deserves at least 10 years jail time and deserves the title "General-Traitor"

    Nakayama Monday, 26 July 2010 05:01 AM

    This is pointless. All charges should be dropped and he should be back with President now that he had realized that he was only a piece in the chess board of UNP and JVP.

    Kalu Sudda Monday, 26 July 2010 12:54 PM

    mmmmm so you have already judged the case.

    raj Monday, 26 July 2010 05:07 AM

    it is a good example to see what is the consequences if someone speaks the truth. If he is charged for not speaking truth, i can agree with the charge.

    mahinda Monday, 26 July 2010 05:15 AM

    this white flag has to be solved, this thing is being dragged for a year........................

    Aziz Mohammed Monday, 26 July 2010 05:15 AM

    This is like finding an end of the Universe..

    citizen1 Monday, 26 July 2010 05:44 AM

    This is RIDICULOUS!!

    INDIKA Monday, 26 July 2010 05:48 AM

    This should be ended soon. And should show all the SF followers that he is a traitor and be given the maximum punishment !!!

    Rif Monday, 26 July 2010 05:53 AM

    This is the only development in this country

    raj Monday, 26 July 2010 01:41 PM

    since there is a flaw and political influence in the judicial system, we need an international inquiry to clear this issue.

    Ranjana Monday, 26 July 2010 06:06 AM

    Why are they going in this direction when he said very categorically that he heard from one of the Journalists who was with the troops at that time , about the white Flag issue. Why did this come about in the first place because certain Governments were involved in speaking with Kohona, about LTTE was wanting to surrender. This is political revenge

    ParakramaJ Monday, 26 July 2010 06:06 AM

    Another chance for the rtd.Gen.to prove his innocence.In the past he has stated that if he is guilty punish him.His wife goes round the lipton circus requesting that he be released unconditionally!!!He will be released if proven not guilty.We shall wait and see.

    ajith Monday, 26 July 2010 06:09 AM

    Is the government frightened and implementing one of the demands(human right violations) made by UN Secretary general?????

    Ajith Gunasekara Monday, 26 July 2010 06:12 AM

    Law governs the people. SF or the Govt. can prove the facts. Do not worry.

    Andy Monday, 26 July 2010 06:25 AM

    I don't know if whether the White Flag story was the truth or not. But if it was the truth The thing that is the most obvious fact in this instance is that the General used it for his own advantage and at his own time. If this was a lie, well then there is nothing more to talk about it.

    jagath Monday, 26 July 2010 02:37 PM

    SF get KP on to the docks as a witness, he was involved at the last moments

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 26 July 2010 06:46 AM

    But the general public of Sri Lanka has a doubt on the law, particularly when it is a case against the government. I doubt the integrity of the legitimate process.

    Nishantha Rajapakse Monday, 26 July 2010 06:53 AM

    why bother? I mean you're going to make this "Thursday" date next month...and then next year. So I don't want to hear about it.

    Josh Monday, 26 July 2010 06:54 AM

    ya but then the govt governs the law at most times isnt it??

    raj Monday, 26 July 2010 03:29 PM

    It looks like he fought for wrong people!

    Thomas Monday, 26 July 2010 03:33 PM

    Hope justice will be upheld by the Magistrate hearing the SF's case without being influenced or pressurised.

    Mr Serious Monday, 26 July 2010 07:14 AM

    Hey don't brand people as SF followers. no one worships SF. its just that there should be democracy in this country. that's whats needed. and by the way that they are treating SF it looks like we don't have democracy.

    Shantha Monday, 26 July 2010 07:30 AM

    "Kill him NOT leave him" Court will decide where to put the Coma(,) before or after "NOT"

    Roshan Monday, 26 July 2010 07:32 AM

    If the White flag incidence is true then what will happen? Can SF be charged by the court, it is the international law that you cannot shoot when a person surrenders.

    Roshan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:36 AM

    Are they going to bring back the death sentence just to hang SF.?

    Migida Monday, 26 July 2010 08:28 AM

    Indika,First let them prove it.Do not take the law into your hand!.

    Kesara Monday, 26 July 2010 08:31 AM

    Should it be proven, then the person gave the order to shoot should be prosecuted by International Law without delay!..

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 26 July 2010 06:06 PM

    When it has already been declared that the General will be "hanged for treason," wonder why one should still waste the valuable time of our courts?

    rajinda silva Monday, 26 July 2010 09:08 AM

    Justice is Universal. Justice has no discrimination, or domestic policy!!!

    suwimal Monday, 26 July 2010 09:12 AM

    If General had made that statement he was an utter fool. If what he stated was true then the noose will be around his neck, in the first place. If general did not make that statement then Fredrica must be dealt with according to the law.

    Babanis Monday, 26 July 2010 09:25 AM

    White flag or not. If someone has committed a war crime he or she has to be punished. We want the rule of the law to prevail.

    thusi Monday, 26 July 2010 09:52 AM

    What is there to prove??...He tells BBC one thing and the Local Media different thing.....He is a liar and a traitor....

    Samare Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:05 AM

    Do you think SF will be able to call witnesses freely? Who will come under present scenario to give evidence freely? The case should be held in an international court where the witnesses could give evidence under oath via sattelite.

    Samare Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:08 AM

    Ananda, what if SF is telling the truth then who should be punnished and how?

    mnsmart Monday, 26 July 2010 11:37 AM

    now SF must be realizing what politics is all about.


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