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The Supreme Court has granted leave to proceed in a Fundamental Rights petition filed by Anoma Fonseka on behalf of her husband General Sarath Fonseka who has been detained by the Military police.

The Fundamental Rights petition seeks the right to freedom from torture, arbitrary arrest and detention. The case will be heard on February 23. Meanwhile the Attorney General gave an undertaking that General Fonseka will not be transferred from the place where he is being detained at the moment. (SSS)

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  • Friday, 12 February 2010 10:20 AM

    very suba anagathayak

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:29 AM

    Good luck general !

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:31 AM

    the judiciary will prevail in this country bravo.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:38 AM

    This is the fundamental rights issue but army court martial is a different issue altogether. Lets see is Anoma's crocodile tears will answer the fundamental rights issue.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:39 AM

    Justice must not only be done, justice must appear to be done. This is an excellent test case for independence of judiciary.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:40 AM

    we are write good comments. what is our plan of action??? are we going to sit and cry?? or we loose our country to libiya and iran???

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:45 AM

    God is watching everything

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:45 AM

    God and whole sri lankan people bles for you SF. You are the real hero in our country.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:50 AM

    How to believe. Naduth Hamuduruwange baduth hamuduruwange.. Country is going on the way to another Zimbabwe.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:59 AM

    the breve lady chief magistrate you are our hope ,long live you and all high court magistraters were blessed the god

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:04 AM

    What a joke to wait for eleven more days when presumption of innocence in law is violated by detaining SF for more than four days already. This appears to be another ploy by the blue tigers.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:04 AM

    This is a case of national importance. Sarath Fonseka is the voice of 4.2 million citizens of this country. Why can't the courts treat this as of emmergency? Is the courts going to sleep with the case till 23rd by which time dead line for filling the petition against the presidential election expires? Entire judiciary is paid by the tax payers of this country. Why can't the judiciary understand this? Are they playing politics?

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:07 AM

    judiciary in sri-lanka. some judges are doing judiciary well. but some are not. hope is at least judiciary sill safe guard us. one demons praba gone. now we have other demons. it will go another thirty years. end result will be like praba and his family ....Oh god safe guard Raja.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:08 AM

    last election i voted for Mahinda , after the nari wedda he did to you i will never vote for him again. After all you did so much for this country , and we been srilankans are grateful to you for that .Mahinda can stand on his head and say he had nothing to do with it. but as the executive president he can release you and that is is one the thing he is not doing. we did not expect him to do that to you .

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:12 AM

    last election we voted fro Mahinda but after what he did to you we will never vote for him again. nari wedda. you have done so much for this country . mahinda as the executive president has all the power to release you . thats one thing he will not do. we did not expect this from him as the presidemt . we are so grateful to you for all your service general . you will be free soon.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:20 AM

    yes we want justice... after all a GREAT lady Chief Magistrate stood up....

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:24 AM

    justice shall prevail!

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:31 AM

    For me , SF should jail for life time. Guys read BBC, hope you guys are so fluent in English than local boys

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:44 AM

    How fluent are you in english??

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:49 AM

    we speak english in sri lankan way so we read. That is called 'suba anagathayak'

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:51 AM

    A nation looks up towards or chooses a leader to "LEAD" so that its children could seek a youth full of choice. Grow older and finally mould into a prosperous nation. If a leader shows that he is only in power to rule by Decree and Severity, the peace loving people commence to sharpen their swords, one has the sword already sharpened and the opponent is sharpening his. This finally leads to civil war.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 11:08 AM

    local boy, keep Karuna, Pillayan, KP in palace, Send SF jail for lifetime for destroying LTTE and Prabakaran. wonderful.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 11:13 AM

    Nobody is above Gota he is the law he is the almighty god .he has already given the judgement of 5 years for SF.
    What can the supreme court do can they override Gota or for that matter King MR. .

    Friday, 12 February 2010 11:17 AM

    No Justice No Peace

    Friday, 12 February 2010 11:33 AM

    Hope this will not be simlar to the fate of judgments given against hedging, Removal of Road Barriers and the reduction of fuel prices etc.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 11:45 AM

    Local boy, you are quite correct.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 11:54 AM

    Well if he is to be jailed for life time what about karuna and Pilleyan boy

    Friday, 12 February 2010 11:58 AM


    Friday, 12 February 2010 12:07 PM

    He is a hero.
    Now if he is held in prison for unknown crimes means he is going to be the true leader of future Sri Lanka

    Monday, 15 February 2010 04:31 AM

    Please enlighten the public on what the charge/s are. Is it that he gave out secrets while he was army commander, was it because he planned a coup & assassinations of the royal family, was it the secret deals? Is it one of all these reasons. If it was the 1st, the 6 months period was up in Dec.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:42 AM

    We saw the fearless actions of the lady Chief Magistrate. Now we expect similar action from the Higest Court in Sri Lanka. Long live Justice in Sri Lanka!

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:23 AM

    suba anaagathayak

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:24 AM

    This could the acid test for our judiciary as it stands.. lets wait and see..

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:24 AM

    CM - We public want justice from you and direction to law & oder in the cuntry.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:25 AM

    Good! Justice still prevail in Sri Lanka. However, how come the Attorney General coming into the picture only now contradicting the Army norms??? Be careful the Army might take you to court marshal????

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:26 AM


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    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:30 AM

    Too long to keep him waiting, but still when cleared, we can thank judiciary and God.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:31 AM

    Its just LEAVE to file the petition. The main thing hasn't even started yet.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:32 AM

    What to hear, Gota has already given the verdict of 5years jail sentences. I am sure Supreme Court has to read the same sentence whether it is proved on not. "Kekille theendu"
    Man who fight in the war is in jail.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:32 AM

    Ane Mahanayaka Hamuduruwane... !

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:34 AM

    sri lankan judiciary uncle SAM is watching you

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:36 AM


    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:38 AM

    As a matter of rule Attorney General is a party to all FR applications. Some people make huge comments without knowing that much.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:41 AM

    Hats off for the independent judiciary of the country!

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:20 AM

    Good luck to you MR.SF.You are not guilty ,the whole world know that.This is just a small set back..

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:56 AM

    Thanks to the impartial Judicial System, Sri Lankans can expect justice being done and not seem to be done.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:56 AM

    I think Fonseka is in the real place where he should belongs to forever.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:57 AM

    Still we have faith in Suprem Court.
    Good Luck Madam...

    Friday, 12 February 2010 08:59 AM


    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:01 AM

    SF, you did the same to number of military-men when you were in command for no reason or advice from boot licker. Now you must be tasting the same medicine. Ditta Damma Vedaniya Karma!

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:03 AM

    you guys are missing the point, this means SF can't come out and sign the petition against MR's vote rigging, he is going to be kept inside until 23rd.. no justice in this..

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:03 AM

    "court to hear Fonseka case" doesn't mean that he is not guilty. Case will hear and some time more cases will add to his charge sheet within the hearing.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:06 AM

    People need justice
    Long live Gen. SF

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:07 AM

    Independent judiciary still prevailling in sri lanka

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:08 AM

    Lets hope and pray that the judges of highest court of the land will have the same intergrity of the lady chief magistrate of colombo

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:13 AM

    No law in Sri Lanka,only the law is Rajapakse Bothers and their sons Law

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:16 AM

    we hope justice will be served....

    Friday, 12 February 2010 09:18 AM

    I think that the Courts should take this application as an urgent matter and dispose the case immediately. No point in postponing it till 23rd.

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