Fonseka found guilty

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The first Court Martial today found General (Ret.) Sarath Fonseka guilty and sentenced him for a dishonorable discharge from rank pending approval of the President, military officials said

The defence counsels of General Fonseka were not present at the proceedings of the first Court Martial this week, which examined cases relating to General Sarath Fonseka's alleged involvement in political work while in active service.

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  • Denver Friday, 13 August 2010 04:45 PM

    desired judgment is out there…

    tony Saturday, 14 August 2010 09:35 AM

    This is Mr judgment

    fxt Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:08 AM

    and forget the cost of living and the plundering of the country's wealth.

    SF Friday, 13 August 2010 04:56 PM

    Ungrateful people are trying to pull you down, but you are still the Greatest Hero for many grateful Sri Lankans!

    tharanga Friday, 13 August 2010 05:13 PM

    SF was the true Army Commander of Sri Lanka!

    Dammika Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:43 AM

    I am sure ... good thinking mate

    Shovini Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:57 AM

    Strip the Rajapakses of their posts and deport them. They are disgraced to Sri Lanka.

    Che Friday, 13 August 2010 05:44 PM

    What's incredible is that KP and Karuna are being given Right Royal Treatment!?

    Nath Friday, 13 August 2010 07:35 PM

    He may be discharged from his rank alright, but he will remain in the "highest rank," in the hearts & minds of the (true) people of Sri Lanka!

    Faqi Saturday, 14 August 2010 05:58 AM

    Maruwa & Handipora - Why bring divinity into this when this whole thing is man made.

    steve Saturday, 14 August 2010 05:59 AM

    Once they called him the Hero, even compared him to the great Duttugamunu!
    After serving the country for 40 years he is nothing today while the Elara (KP and Karuna) enjoy all the VIP perks!
    All this is possible only in Sri Lanka my friends!

    abc Thursday, 26 August 2010 06:32 AM

    Shame on you Mr.Herath for treating a person who helped you to live free in such a bad way

    J Friday, 13 August 2010 08:13 PM

    I am shocked by this judgment.

    citizen1 Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:35 PM

    What have Columbians got to do with this?? OK then what about the Mexicaans and Peruvians??

    Edwardo Baltazar Friday, 13 August 2010 10:06 AM

    At last he got the judgement that he deserve....

    Anu Friday, 13 August 2010 10:10 AM

    wow...what a gift for 30 year war service with 3 times deadly injuries....! I doubt whether sri lankans are eating rice...!

    sahan Friday, 13 August 2010 10:11 AM

    so unfair! let the god the punish them all !!

    Fanam Friday, 13 August 2010 10:11 AM

    Only God can save him

    Maria Nugara Friday, 13 August 2010 10:12 AM

    This is unacceptable!!!!! what a disgrace to the man who freed this country from terrorism. while KP is being held in 5 star luxury!!!!!!!

    Alipola Friday, 13 August 2010 10:14 AM

    yes only MR can save him

    Thush Friday, 13 August 2010 10:16 AM

    Yes! He deserves this for his great betrayal. Good lesson for others as well

    mali Friday, 13 August 2010 10:16 AM

    Narrow minded politics created Shameful act

    Elaris Friday, 13 August 2010 12:59 PM

    No wonder late Anagarika Dhrmapala wished that he should not be reborn again in Sri Lanka.

    Sanjaya Friday, 13 August 2010 01:04 PM

    The llesson: The more you go up the harder you come down!

    Saliya Wickramasuriy Friday, 13 August 2010 01:05 PM

    This is the best proof that Sri Lanka is lawless.

    Jerome J Friday, 13 August 2010 10:20 AM

    This how a hero is treated.Look at KP who is resposible for LTTE mass killings is free as a bird

    pusa Friday, 13 August 2010 01:10 PM

    of course the judgment was well known from the very first day the case was taken.
    Hope you all satsfied,

    Senior Citizen Saturday, 14 August 2010 07:32 AM

    It is you who lack commonsense & a ounce of shame. A great man deserves better treatment. Not third rate politicians who con the public & people like you - SF fought a WAR remember.

    Heaman Fernando Saturday, 14 August 2010 07:44 AM

    SrI Lanka is going to have IDDIAMIN rulling. Why Sri Lankans are sleeping have they forgotten of their past. Shame for the beautifull nation

    paul Friday, 13 August 2010 01:17 PM

    hey1 tHIS IS ASKING EATING

    Universal Friday, 13 August 2010 01:26 PM

    Many police officers are engaged in politics as yesmen for politicians, will they be sentenced.

    adam Friday, 13 August 2010 10:29 AM

    All our readers are missing the point here. Sri Lankan public are so bored that the government has taken over the responsibility of entertaining them everyday if not every week by releasing a new drama or movie. Screen Play, Direction and everything else is by the government. All you got to do is to just relax and enjoy.

    THE UNDERTAKER Friday, 13 August 2010 10:30 AM

    ALL THE POLITICOS ARE FOR THEIR OWN BENIFIT-NOT FOR THE COUNTRY

    mala Friday, 13 August 2010 10:30 AM

    General you will be our General for ever .NOt cardboard war heroes who gave money to LTTE.

    Modawansa Friday, 13 August 2010 10:31 AM

    First it was our lovable hero Mervyn Silva.Now it is the traitor Sarath Fonseka.Who is the next ?

    Gayan Thilakarathna Friday, 13 August 2010 01:51 PM

    I bet President will not approve this... He will give pardon and gain some political milage

    Siri Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:38 AM

    This is the complete and absolute truth. Well said, TMA.

    ray Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:39 AM

    What about our Govt. minister, WW ?

    mnsmart Friday, 13 August 2010 10:32 AM

    This is why the minority doesn't trust the majority

    NJ Friday, 13 August 2010 10:33 AM

    There is no surprise in the judgement. This verdict was expected. The script for this 'drama' was written by 'someone' many months ago.

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:50 AM

    No doubt about that. He was truly the Army Commander but the problem is with what he did while holding that rank.

    optimist Friday, 13 August 2010 02:05 PM

    Very correct. most of them have not undestood this. please remind Great Keppetipola.

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:52 AM

    That is very true. Colombians don't understand this.

    optimist Friday, 13 August 2010 02:06 PM

    Day dreams

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:55 AM

    as free as a bird ? some birds are caged... like SF ... but he's more like a kalavedda, isn't he ?

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:55 AM

    yes and some of them are caged. Good one.

    trick Friday, 13 August 2010 10:38 AM

    Basically he was a puppet of JVP.

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:56 AM

    Yes, shame on SF for spoiling it all for himself.

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:58 AM

    Yes you are right. All these people are blinded by their misplaced hero-worship of SF.

    Gayan Samarasekara Friday, 13 August 2010 10:40 AM

    Shame Shame Shame Shame

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 08:58 AM

    Then poor SF has to be punished again, because he brought this upon himself.

    lankason Friday, 13 August 2010 10:40 AM

    YOURE A REAL SRI LANKAN. YOU EASILY FORGET THE PAST SPECIALLY THE GOOD DEEDS. IF YOURE GIVING A JUDGEMENT TO GEN FONSEKA FOR ENGAGING IN POLITICS, I ADVISE YOU TO GO TO A MONTESSORI

    TMA Friday, 13 August 2010 10:42 AM

    There's a lesson to learn from this. Never serve an ungrateful nation like this. He would have gone 2 USA & lived a comfortable life there back in 2006

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 09:00 AM

    Then poor SF has to be punished again as it is he who brought this upon himself.

    Ananda Herath Saturday, 14 August 2010 09:01 AM

    He will rise again like Nelson Mandela and everybody else.

    He has to get up from sleep every morning right ? So that is "rising again" in fact again and again.

    Jay Friday, 13 August 2010 02:43 PM

    If MR wants war then that's what the people will give him...

    Roshan- Qatar Friday, 13 August 2010 02:44 PM

    His fate was written when he was arrested. Silent judgement was given months before.

    moratuputhek Friday, 13 August 2010 10:47 AM

    THE COURT MARSHALL WAS CONDUCTED IN AN UN JUDICIAL MANNER.
    HOW COME A COURT MARSHAL ( A LEGAL COURT UNDER THE ARMY ACT) CONDUCT AN EX-PARTE CASE DURING THE PERIOD THE COURT IS ON VACATION AND IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY OF THE DEFENCE LAWYERS.

    Ramalingam Friday, 13 August 2010 10:49 AM

    birds are not free. they have lots of enemies.

    Maqs Friday, 13 August 2010 03:02 PM

    Agreed. A typical ungrateful Sri Lankan!

    sambu Friday, 13 August 2010 10:53 AM

    Thank God.
    Longlive Srilanka

    CW Friday, 13 August 2010 10:55 AM

    Those who put Gen SF in this mess should also be punished.

    JJ Friday, 13 August 2010 03:12 PM

    How little you know. There are no holidays for a court martial. If the defense lawyers were not there it is their problem. Use your common sense

    Knight Rider Friday, 13 August 2010 10:56 AM

    who first declared him as a National Hero ? who first condemned him as a traitor ?

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 13 August 2010 10:57 AM

    This man will rise again like Nelson Mandela...

    Knight Rider Friday, 13 August 2010 10:58 AM

    if so then what sort of a sentence will Merwyn get for playing fool in public while on duty ???

    Farzan Friday, 13 August 2010 11:00 AM

    Very unfair for the victorious war hero. It can not be accepted at all.

    billy Friday, 13 August 2010 11:10 AM

    there are no permanent heros and traitors, one becomes one with his current actions!

    Maruwa Friday, 13 August 2010 11:11 AM

    Only god knows, what kind of judgement is this.

    Saleem Tariq Saturday, 14 August 2010 09:21 AM

    No opponent must be spared. MR and his youngest brother will go on until the whole country is Rajapakcised.

    Handipora Friday, 13 August 2010 11:15 AM

    What a shame. May God help Sri Lanka.

    Geronimo Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:56 AM

    Oh, Mervyn will be reinstated eventually, maybe even get a better portfolio for his daring-do and Fonseka, the hero,they THINK will go in to oblivion.

    Geronimo Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:58 AM

    Gota???

    Concerned Friday, 13 August 2010 11:26 AM

    Similar things must have happened in Zimbabwe in a better way!

    Geronimo Saturday, 14 August 2010 03:59 AM

    MR ethics, what else?

    Geronimo Saturday, 14 August 2010 04:02 AM

    Or like the legendary Phoenix and then God save MR and family!!!!


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