High Court begins inquiry against Fonseka on ‘white flag issue’

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 04:31 GMT]
The Trial-at-Bar inquiry in the Colombo High Court against Sarath Fonseka, former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, began Monday. But the court comprising Deepali Wijesundera, H. N.P. B. Warawewa and Zurfick Raseen re-fixed the inquiry for Tuesday on receipt of a report that Fonseka was indisposed. Army Legal Officer Major Karunaratne further informed court that Fonseka had fallen ill Monday morning and was later examined by SL Navy doctors.

Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Major General Shavendra Silva and Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative in Geneva Shenuka Seneviratne appeared in court Monday to give evidence.

Fonseka is being charged for making false allegation in a newspaper interview against Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that he ordered the army not to spare any of the LTTE cadres surrendering during the last stages of war with white flags but to shoot them all.

The Defense Secretary has denied making such a statement.



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