The Court of Appeal today issued notice on the Respondents to the writ petition filed by General Sarath Fonseka on the restoration of his parliamentary seat with the case fixed for March 9.
The General said his rights were unfairly removed under a corrupt regime and that he was confident that the new regime will restore justice.
“The petition we filed was against the removal of my rights by the corrupt former head of state and unfair judgments that were made against me and also for the restitution of the parliamentary seat that was taken as a result of that.
Notice has been issued to the respondents. We have been called again to Court on March 9 for the ruling on the stay order.
We have faith in the Court system now. It does not have the influences and bearings it used to have in the past, so we have full confidence that justice will be done and that the hundreds of thousands who voted for me will not be let down,” he said.
Counsel Chrishmal Warnasuriya appearing for General Fonseka elaborated the basis of their contention.
“The writ petition was for the parliamentary seat that should be held by him and to challenge the legitimacy of MP Jayantha Ketagoda from holding the seat. A team of PC’s led by Faisz Mustapha PC are contesting this on the basis that the parliamentary seat was removed from Mr. Fonseka only because his rights were stripped, and now that his rights have been restored he should rightfully hold that seat in parliament,” Mr. Warnasuriya said
Counsel Srinath Perera PC watching the interests of Mr. Ketagoda said the court only issued notice on the Respondents and that till a decision is arrived at, Mr. Ketagoda lawfully holds the seat in parliament.
“The court issued notice on the Respondents today and summoned them for the next hearing. Usually when there is a petition, the affected parties will be summoned to file objections. They have sought three interim orders pertaining to this issue. With regard to Mr. Ketagoda’s parliamentary seat, he remains a legitimate, lawful member of parliament elected by the people with all normal powers of an MP” Mr. Perera said. (Sanath Desmond and Jehan Gunasekara)
I think Sarath should pursue his Army Carrier or retire and not to get involved in politics, which is a dirty profession, good only for criminals.
fayaz Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:44 PM
Mr. katagoda u cheated a great national hero via DM Android App
Mm Friday, 27 February 2015 06:45 PM
You should also answer to war crimes! After all u were in charge!
Rukshan Friday, 27 February 2015 07:25 PM
seeing the delay in action taken against crooks... I really hope you get into parliament and gets a ministry and work to put the thieves in prison
simon Friday, 27 February 2015 07:49 PM
This guy got he wanted and he is not happy but to get involved in politics. Guess he never learnt a lesson from previous episode.
Dalu Banda Friday, 27 February 2015 08:10 PM
Mm that is a different issue and you have mixed up the things, as usual.
Esala Friday, 27 February 2015 08:13 PM
War crimes you can ask from Prabhakaran not from SF.
Politics Friday, 27 February 2015 08:41 PM
SF is ready to answer anything to anyone anywhere~!!
Sam Friday, 27 February 2015 08:59 PM
I do respect General SF as excellent professional soldier.But he can not be a good politician, because he is always looking for power and waiting to take a revenge from opposition party. He is not going to clean up the country and will clean his opposition.
jays Friday, 27 February 2015 09:01 PM
Sarath fonseka i.hope and pray you get your rightful seat in parliament.you are really needed there to teach the criminals a lesson!
buwalla Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:45 AM
Srinath Perera on behalf of unp watching the interests of Kethagoda
Eng,M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:38 PM
He was a very honest soldier who gave a decent burial to the fallen Prabakaran and in the same manner he will be a honest Politician looking after the welfare of all the soldiers and our country
TONY Friday, 27 February 2015 10:51 PM
VERY UNDEMOCRATIC ACTION BY SF.
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