Fonseka becomes Sri Lanka's first field marshal

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.

`Talks with Lanka govt to free Fonseka positive`

Fonseka, 61, was jailed for 30 months in October of 2010
after he was convicted by a military court martial.

Sri Lanka Appeal court to review Fonseka writ petition

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.

Sri Lanka Appeal court to review Fonseka writ petition

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.

Fresh protests in Sri Lanka over jailed leader

Protest followed a sit-down demonstration
outside the prison where Fonseka is being held.

Fonseka loses appeal as top court rules court martial legal

Supreme Court ruled that the court
martial which sentenced him to a 30-month rigorous jail term
for corruption in defence deals was legal.

Registration for Fonseka`s party rejected

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.

Fonseka provided exercise equipment in jail after court order

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.

Lankan court orders better prison conditions for Fonseka

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.

Fonseka admitted to prison hospital

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.

Fonseka`s replacement for Parliament named

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.

Sri Lankan war-hero spending nights on cement floor in jail

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.

Fonseka moved to prison, defiant supporters to move court

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.

Rajapaksa ready to re-evaluate Fonseka`s jail term: Report

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.

`White flag` case against Fonseka commences

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.

Fonseka faces conspiracy charges in civilian court

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.

Court asks Fonseka to appear in arms deal case

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.

Lankan govt must respect Fonseka’s rights: US

US says Lankan govt must respect rights of Sarath Fonseka as it underlined need for "greater transparency" in court martial proceedings.

Fonseka tried to evade court martial proceedings: Army

Lankan Army has said its detained ex-chief Fonseka tried to evade court martial proceedings on grounds of ill-health.

Fonseka not allowed to attend Parliament, goes on fast

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.