Appeal Court restrains SLA commander to proceed with 1st court martial

[TamilNet, Monday, 03 May 2010, 20:24 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal Monday issued interim order restraining the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army from proceeding with the first Court Martial against General Sarath Fonseka until May 21.The President of the Appeal Court Justice Sathya Hettige dissented from the majority decision of the bench.

The first Court Martial was appointed to inquire into charges against Fonseka of engaging in politics while in service as the Chief of Defence Staff.

The second court martial against Fonseka alleging a tender irregularity in buying weapons is scheduled to resume Tuesday.

But Fonseka has informed the second court martial that he would not attend the hearing as he is to attend the parliament on that day.

 

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