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* Contempt of court charges against General Fonseka's second Court Martial
Sun, Apr 4, 2010, 01:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Democratic National Alliance (DNA) led by former Army Commander Retired General Sarath Fonseka has decided to file contempt of court charges against the appointment of a second Court Martial against General Fonseka.

The second court martial against General Fonseka is to hear charges of the General's alleged involvement in fraudulent activities in relation to the violation of military procurement procedures.

DNA front liner and JVP parliamentary group leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told the media that the appointment of a new Court Martial violates a court order issued last week to maintain the status quo in relation to the General.

Major General M.P. Peiris (President-Court Martial), Major General S.W.L Daulagala and Major General M. Hathurusinghe have been appointed by the President to the second Court Martial that is to convene on April 6th afternoon. Rear Admiral W.W.J.S Fernando is to serve as Judge Advocate.

Meanwhile, the first Court Martial is also to resume its sittings earlier on April 6.


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