Sarath Fonseka

Lankan court rejects Fonseka bid to regain parliamentary seat

 A Sri Lankan court has rejected former army chief Sarath Fonseka's petition seeking his reinstatement as a member of parliament.

Jun 19, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

Lanka appoints new Army Chief; reinstates Fonseka loyalists

Major General Chrishantha de Silva was on Friday appointed as the new Sri Lankan Army chief by president Maithripala Sirisena, who also reinstated several loyalists of former army chief Sarath Fonseka.

Feb 20, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

Sri Lankan military announces major reshuffle

Sri Lankan Army has effected a change in its top ranks, defence ministry said on Friday.

Jun 15, 2013, 01:04 AM IST

Former Lankan Army chief`s party wins recognition

Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka`s political party has won recognition from the country`s election department, ending his long battle with the poll body.

Apr 01, 2013, 17:43 PM IST

Fonseka files papers to register new political party in Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka`s former army chief Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday filed documents to register a new political party under his leadership.

Mar 12, 2013, 17:21 PM IST

Sri Lanka`s ex-army chief to form new political party

Former Sri Lanka Army commander Sarath Fonseka Tuesday filed papers to register a new political party in the island nation under his leadership.

Mar 12, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

Lankan cricket legend Ranatunga quits Opposition p

Sri Lanka`s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday quit his position as the deputy leader of the Democratic Party, led by former army chief Gen Sarath Fonseka.

Nov 09, 2012, 22:36 PM IST

Will fight corrupt Sri Lankan government: Fonseka

Sri Lanka’s former Army chief Sarath Fonseka invited the public to rally around him in the fight to rid the country of corruption.

Jun 14, 2012, 16:08 PM IST

Fonseka`s security beefed up after life threat fears

Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka said he needs to be provided with tighter security.

Jun 10, 2012, 13:29 PM IST

Sri Lanka allows security to ex-Army chief Fonseka

Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka has been provided with security by the government just weeks after being freed from jail.

Jun 09, 2012, 18:28 PM IST

Ex-Sri Lankan army chief to be tried for mutiny

Fonseka, who was jailed following his election defeat in 2010, was freed on a conditional presidential pardon May 21.

Jun 07, 2012, 23:35 PM IST

Sri Lanka: Fonseka barred from political office

Former Sri Lankan Army chief General (retired) Sarath Fonseka has been barred from political office for seven years.

May 25, 2012, 15:45 PM IST

After release, Fonseka to form his own party

Sri Lanka`s former Army chief Sarath Fonseka, who had dared to challenge the country`s powerful President in the 2010 electoral battle, will now form his own political party.

May 23, 2012, 23:09 PM IST

`Fonseka a pawn in game to check mate Rajapaksa`

The story of Fonseka`s release on Monday dominated the local media on Tuesday, with many a speculation about the war hero`s future political plans.

May 22, 2012, 19:57 PM IST

Sri Lanka must co-operate on war probes: Fonseka

Fonseka said some Sri Lankan leaders were "hiding their faces" over the conduct of the war, as if they were guilty.

May 22, 2012, 18:38 PM IST

Former SL Army chief Fonseka released from prison

Jailed former Sri Lankan Army chief general Sarath Fonseka has been released after more than two years.

May 22, 2012, 15:48 PM IST

Fonseka finally walks free from Lanka prison

Sri Lanka`s war hero Sarath Fonseka walked free from prison on Monday on a presidential pardon after spending two years behind bars.

May 21, 2012, 18:13 PM IST

Sri Lankan President orders Fonseka`s release

Sarath Fonseka is currently serving a three-year jail term having been convicted in what was termed as the `white flag` case.

May 20, 2012, 09:23 AM IST

Fonseka’s release held by legal snag

Fonseka is currently serving the 3-year jail term having been convicted by the High Court in what was termed as the `white flag` case.

May 19, 2012, 21:21 PM IST

Sri Lanka: HC grants bail to Sarath Fonseka

Sarath Fonseka led the Sri Lankan Army to victory against LTTE in the war which crushed the Tamil separatist outfit.

May 18, 2012, 12:02 PM IST