Fonseka files writ application challenging the composition of second Court Martial
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 16:58 GMT]
Retired General Sarath Fonseka Monday filed a Writ Application in the
Court of Appeal challenging the composition of the second Court
Martial. He has leveled serious allegations against the three Major
Generals of the Sri Lanka Army appointed to the Court
Martial. He sought the Court of Appeal to quash the hearings of the
Court Martial stating that one of the Major Generals was in the pay of
the LTTE and the other tried by the SLA for giving false evidence at
General Fonseka has cited Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya, Court Marshal
members Milinda Peiris (president), S.W. Lalith Daulagala, Mahinda
Hathurusinghe, Deputy Solicitor General W.J.S Fernando, the
judge advocate and the Attorney General as the respondents.
General Fonseka said in his petition that his preliminary objection
against the composition of the second court marshal was overruled by
the court martial itself.
Hence he has filed the petition in the Appeal Court as the
overruling by the court martial is unlawful.
Meanwhile, the second court martial trial involving Gen. Sarath Fonseka
which started Monday was postponed to June 3.
Fonseka has been charged
with alleged contravention of military procurement in the second court