Sunday Leader editor produces note book on interview by Fonseka in court

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 June 2010, 07:38 GMT]
The Editor of the Sunday Leader, Fredrica Janz, Monday produced her 89 page note book before Chief Magistrate Champa Janaki Rajaratne related to the interview with Gen (retd) Sarath Fonseka where he reportedly made the controversial remarks regarding orders to shoot LTTE officials coming to surrender with white flags.

The Sri Lankan Chief Magistrate noted that the 89 page book note included some blank pages. She then directed the court registrar that the book to be kept under safe custody. The contents of the notes were not revealed in courts. Fonseka’s lawyers requested permission of the court to verify the notebook to which the counsel for the State protested.

Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department present in court CID informed the Chief Magistrate that they had recorded a statement from Sri Lankan Defence Secretary regarding the issue. Gen Fonseka was produced in courts.

Further hearing in the case was put off for July 12.

 

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