By Lakmal Sooriyagoda
The Colombo Fort Magistrate today rejected a request by General Sarath Fonseka to telephone his daughter who is in the United States. The Magistrate rejected the request saying it is not a facility provided to a suspect under remand.
Fonseka made the request through his lawyer on humanitarian grounds. Meanwhile the General, who is in military custody, also requested that he be allowed to go outside his cell for walks owing to his health condition.
The Magistrate ordered prison officials to consider the request based on prison regulations. Fonseka was further remanded till 26 July.
Meanwhile the State Counsel told Court that an indictment will be filed in the High Court against Fonseka in the HiCorp arms deal.