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* Fonseka has given millions to media, CID investigations reveal
Sat, Apr 3, 2010, 08:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka Criminal Investigations Department (CID) investigations have revealed that the defeated presidential candidate and former military chief retired General Sarath Fonseka has given millions to certain media personnel.

The CID says following the examination of a personal computer seized from Fonseka's office it has been found that he was in the possession of large amounts of funds.

Further investigations have revealed that he had given millions several media personnel and 3.1 million rupees to a certain journalist whose name has not been disclosed.

The police suspect that the money may have been given to provide international propaganda on alleged violations of media freedom in Sri Lanka.

Further investigations are continuing on the media person who received a large sum of money.


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