President Rajapaksa presides Defence Ministry consultative meeting
[TamilNet, Friday, 20 August 2010, 04:56 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday chaired the
consultative committee meeting of the Ministry of Defence in
Parliament. He is the Minister of Defence. Commanders of the three
armed forces, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force
attended the meeting.
This was the first consultative committee meeting of the Ministry of
Defence held after the verdict of First Court Martial against Sarath
First Court Martial after inquiry found Fonseka guilty of
involving in politics while in service as the Commander of Sri Lanka
Army and imposed punishment on him stripping all medals, promotions
and other facilities.
Later Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse
ratified the sentence.
The Sri Lanka Army has declared that Fonseka should not be addressed
as General in future anywhere.