By Indika Sri Aravinda
A third Court Martial is likely to be convened against General Sarath Fonseka over alleged illegal arms deals committed by him during his tenure as the Army Commander and documents relating to the deal are in the process of being scrutinized, Defence sources told Daily Mirror online.
According to sources the Court Martial is expected to include six colonels and one Brigadier. Some 18,000 files are being probed over the deal, Defence sources further added.
A court of appeal recently suspended the first court-martial proceeding against the detained former Army Chief until May 21 so that a decision could be taken on the validity of the legal proceedings against him.
The court-martial is inquiring charges that the retired four-star General had conspired against Rajapaksa and his family members, besides engaging in politics while being in uniform.
Meanwhile, the second court-martial looking into charges of violation of military procurement procedures by Fonseka, is continuing. (Daily Mirror online)