Court orders Sunday Leader Editor to produce note book regarding Fonseka’s interview

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 June 2010, 03:51 GMT]
Colombo Chief Magistrate Champa Janaki Rajaratne Monday ordered the Chief Editor of the Sunday Leader, a weekly newspaper published from Colombo. to produce her note book in court on the next date of inquiry on June 21. Her note book is said to have contained the original transcript of the controversial interview with the former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army General (retired) Sarath Fonseka.

The court made the order when the case filed against the Sunday Leader by the Attorney General alleging that the said interview with Sarath Fonseka had been an offence under the Emergency Regulations was taken up for inquiry Monday.

The court was told that Ms Frederica Janz, Sunday Leader editor was in her possession of a notebook that contained the said interview.

Fonseka, in the interview had alleged that Sri Lanka Army on the instruction of the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse had shot dead LTTE cadres carrying white flags to surrender.

 

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