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16 December 2011 10:10 am - 38     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A unanimous decision by a three Judge appeal court bench dismissed Sarath Fonseka’s appeal against the second court martial judgment of a 30 month jail term.

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  • manjula Saturday, 17 December 2011 10:24 AM

    So contesting an election is a folly? Are you living in a democracy or in kingdom?? People like you are not strange to sri lanka....they are the reason we were a colony for over 500 years..spineless gutless suckers....

    seelan Saturday, 17 December 2011 12:14 AM

    how many tamils in jail like u. ,,

    Ravana Saturday, 17 December 2011 12:16 AM


    Messenger Saturday, 17 December 2011 01:59 AM

    Are you passing a message from TT?.

    suren soysa Saturday, 17 December 2011 04:45 AM

    Mr. Fonseka at least now meditate & repent about the follies you committed to languish in jail. Please do not go by what others say, it is these others & your ego that dragged you to this shameful situation. You could have lived like a king after retirement. Deal only with your conscience. Do not cry over spill t milk nor make a further fool of your self.

    Ravi Saturday, 17 December 2011 07:00 AM

    With every judgement biased courts of Sri lanka are delivering we are losing even the little bit of hope for justice......and thats not a good omen. not at all.......

    Gamarala Saturday, 17 December 2011 08:10 AM

    Where is KARUNA.....

    MACHO Saturday, 17 December 2011 08:11 AM


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    Sangadasa fernando Saturday, 17 December 2011 08:58 AM

    so long this political power governs sri Lankathe courts can not give acorrect udgement. I am very sorry for my mother land. luckyly i live in europe.athe people who voted these politicians would only suffer. singhalese people do not getcought to false promises. sorry there is no democrasy in sri lanka.zill zhese politicians rule the country because there would be no elections in sri lank in the near future

    Mervyn Friday, 16 December 2011 11:21 PM

    It is sad some does not know what court martial means, if a soldier is found guilty in a court martial trial it is very difficult to get that person out, during war time the guilty will be shot dead. Mr. SF did a very grave mistake when he misused the tender procedures being an officer and a member of the tender board. He collaborated with his son in law who was one of the bidders. Now his son in law is in hiding, if he has not done any thing wrong with his father in law he should produce himself in court. Then everything will be cleared.

    Aiyoo Sri Lanka Saturday, 17 December 2011 10:28 AM

    I think MR should seek a pardon from SF for the wrongs done to him. When is that going to happen?

    Raja Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:15 AM

    You can't fight injustice with a faint heart - like Mandela & An Suu Kyi - never bow down to the lowly perpetrators of revenge and terror. You become a martyr sir.

    Raja Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:18 AM

    What stupidity is this Suren - never bow down to injustice. Fight to the end like you did the LTTE.

    Guzban Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:36 AM

    What ego? He is entitled to run for presidency. That is not ego, that is a right. And he can say things. MR has no right to avenge him like this for daring to contest in the presidential elections. Shame on the honarable justices who dismissed this case.

    Conscience Saturday, 17 December 2011 12:11 PM

    People know this before it being delivered - such is our country today!

    Saman Saturday, 17 December 2011 10:54 PM

    Sarath Hiree

    Karuna Karee

    Abudassa Kale

    General You are the Greatest, we are with you.

    faqi Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:48 PM

    So whats new when the judiciary is a lackey of the governing party? As long as this status quo remains, Justice will not be done.

    saman Sunday, 18 December 2011 04:15 AM

    Sir kopamana affeel kalath mun karanne oya tikamai. One day they also have to face the problems like GADAPY IN LIBIYA.

    dpl Friday, 16 December 2011 12:08 PM

    Anna Hazare, we need you in Lanka.

    willows Friday, 16 December 2011 10:38 AM

    don't worry Sir, they will repay with dues in time to come, may the god bless you and protect you Sir.

    Premakumar Fernando Friday, 16 December 2011 10:44 AM

    For the sake of your children and wife obtain a pardon from MRand come out sir. Let God handle whether you or MR have done a wrong or not in his timing. But the country needs you out this hour and more importantly your family needs you out now. Just be humle. You will be exalted at right time. At this moment it is a waste to spend time in jail.

    prabath Friday, 16 December 2011 10:42 AM


    izmie Friday, 16 December 2011 10:58 AM

    Nothing surprising when considering recent judgements.

    emma Friday, 16 December 2011 11:12 AM

    sri lankan Law is Low !

    nena Friday, 16 December 2011 11:20 AM

    Expected verdict.
    He cannot expect any fairness from the present courts.

    peiris Friday, 16 December 2011 11:21 AM

    There is no justice in this country but some day the truth will win and universal justice prevail. General be patient. Your day will come. Mmay God bless you

    AmanP Friday, 16 December 2011 11:40 AM

    Obama is the only hope.

    Udeshika Friday, 16 December 2011 11:42 AM

    Miracle of Asia?

    j Friday, 16 December 2011 10:37 AM

    Power is rights

    prf Friday, 16 December 2011 12:14 PM

    we know

    Lionel Friday, 16 December 2011 12:21 PM

    It was expected. The judges are under pressure and are paid handsomely. This verdict is null and void.

    Nodrog Friday, 16 December 2011 12:50 PM

    A Nun is falsely arrested, a war-hero is jailed, a murder suspect is allowed to leave the country......WHAT A WONDERFUL COUNTRY WE LIVE IN!

    Matalan Friday, 16 December 2011 01:25 PM

    When, oh when their thirst for revenge shall cease? Purest form of Buddhism right here??

    shan Friday, 16 December 2011 03:03 PM

    There are no justic & Judges are living in Srilanka

    Anura Friday, 16 December 2011 05:26 PM

    Where is the law of this country ?

    MRMI Friday, 16 December 2011 06:25 PM

    Judges makes wrong decision in courts.GOD will make right decision all over the world.Thank GOD

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Friday, 16 December 2011 07:47 PM

    Premakumar, My point exactly.

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