Appeal Court instructs AG to ensure Fonseka’s presence in court

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 October 2010, 04:58 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal Friday instructed the Attorney General to ensure the presence of Sarath Fonseka, former Commander of Sri Lanka Army in court when his writ application against the First Court Martial decision to strip him of the rank of General is taken up for inquiry on the next date. The Bench comprised Judges Rohini Marasinghe and Upali Abeyratne. Sarath Fonseka was not present in court Friday.

The two-member Bench observed that the court is of the view that every person has the prima facie right to be present in court when his case is heard.

The court instructed the Deputy Solicitor General Sanjay Rajaretnam who represented the Attorney General to instruct relevant authorities to ensure the presence of Sarath Fonseka when his writ application is taken up for inquiry.

 

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