Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka was on Sunday conferred the country's highest military rank of field marshal for "achieving victory over terrorism" by the new government, five years after he was jailed on alleged treason charges by the previous regime.Mar 22, 2015, 22:09 PM IST
Fonseka, 61, was jailed for 30 months in October of 2010
after he was convicted by a military court martial.
A Sri Lanka Court of Appeal
today decided to continue the inquiry into the writ
application filed by jailed former army commander Sarath
Fonseka against his removal from the parliament.
The Appeal Court set until April 25 for the prosecution to file objections. The petition is to be heard on May 3, 4 and 9.Feb 26, 2011, 00:24 AM IST
Protest followed a sit-down demonstration
outside the prison where Fonseka is being held.
Supreme Court ruled that the court
martial which sentenced him to a 30-month rigorous jail term
for corruption in defence deals was legal.
Sri Lankan election officials
today rejected applications of 86 new political parties
seeking registration, including one by the now jailed former
army commander Sarath Fonseka.
Sri Lankan authorities have provided equipment for exercise to the now-jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka after the court ordered that he be provided adequate facilities to maintain his health.Nov 24, 2010, 12:13 PM IST
A Sri Lankan court on Thursday
directed officials to improve prison conditions and provide
adequate facilities for detained former army chief Sarath
Fonseka following his brief illness.
Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath
Fonseka, who is serving a 30-month jail term for corruption in
defence deals during his tenure, has been admitted to a prison
hospital following a brief illness.
A member of the opposition DNA has been named to replace Sri Lanka`s former army chief Sarath Fonseka in parliament after he was court-martialled to serve a 30-month rigorous jail term for corruption in defence deals.Oct 08, 2010, 20:00 PM IST
Sri Lanka`s war-hero Sarath Fonseka, who once commanded his troops against the LTTE, has been lodged in a solitary cell where he sleeps on a mat on the
cement floor, attired in ill-fitting prison clothes.
Sri Lanka`s ex-Army Chief Sarath
Fonseka`s defiant supporters dismissed any chance of the war hero making a plea to President Mahinda Rajapakse.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is
willing to review the 30-month rigorous imprisonment given to
former army chief Sarath Fonseka if the latter appeals to him,
a report said on Friday.
A Sri Lankan court today
commenced hearing of the controversial `white flag` case
against detained former Army Chief and Democratic National
Alliance (DNA) leader General Sarath Fonseka.
Sri Lanka`s former Army chief was charged Monday in a civilian court with conspiring against the state with the support of 10 military officers, a court official said.Jul 12, 2010, 20:21 PM IST
A Colombo court Wednesday ordered
lawmaker Sarath Fonseka to appear before it next week in connection with an arms deal awarded during his term as the
Army chief to a company headed by his son-in-law.
US says Lankan govt must respect rights of Sarath Fonseka as it underlined need for "greater transparency" in court martial proceedings.May 29, 2010, 20:00 PM IST
Lankan Army has said its detained ex-chief Fonseka tried to evade court martial proceedings on grounds of ill-health.May 06, 2010, 15:35 PM IST
Detained ex-Army Chief Sarath Fonseka on Wednesday went on an hunger strike after he was not allowed to attend Parliament by authorities, who wanted him to appear before a court martial.May 05, 2010, 19:32 PM IST