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* Update: Fonseka's second court martial adjourns till tomorrow
Mon, Apr 19, 2010, 09:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Former Sri Lanka Army Commander Retired General Sarath Fonseka's second Court Martial hearing convened this morning at the Navy Headquarters adjourned till tomorrow.

The counsel for defence made his submissions with regard to the objections raised by them in respect of the jurisdiction of the Court.

Prosecution is to make oral submissions when the case is taken up tomorrow (20) again at 9.30 a.m. the Media Center for national Security said.

The military tribunal will re-commence hearings on four charges against General Fonseka's regarding non compliance with military procurement procedures listed under the section, 'disgraceful conduct' in the Army Act.

The tribunal comprised Major General Milinda Peiris (President), Major General S.W.L. Daulagala and Major General M. Hathurusinghe as the judges while Rear Admiral W.W.J.S. Fernando serves as the Judge Advocate for both of his tribunals.

The first Court Martial for the General's alleged involvement in political activities while in active service will resume hearing on May 5.


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