Fonseka not prepared to ask for pardon from Rajapaksa

[TamilNet, Monday, 11 October 2010, 18:14 GMT]
Sarath Fonseka, former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Monday told journalists in Colombo that he would prefer to serve life imprisonment and die in prison rather than asking for a pardon from “gangsters”. Mr. Fonseka talked to journalists when he was brought to Colombo High Court Monday by prison officials from Welikada prison for making his presence in “white flag” case.

Sarath Fonseka appeared before the Colombo High Court in a case he is being charged for bringing 'disrepute' to the Sri Lankan government and its armed forces by making a 'false statement' in an interview with the Sunday Leader, English weekly published from Colombo.

Fonseka said in that interview that he came to know that Defense Secretary Gotabahaya Rajapaksa had ordered the Major General Shavindra de Silva that not to spare any LTTE member who come to surrender holding white flag but to shoot them all dead.

The case was taken up for inquiry Monday by a Trail-At-Bar comprising Judges Deepali Wijesundera, W.M.P.B.Warawea and M.Z.Razeen.


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