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* Second court-martial for ex-military chief adjourned to May 4
Tue, Apr 20, 2010, 08:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 20, Colombo: The second court-martial convened today to hear the charges of violating military procurement procedures against former military commander and MP-elect General (Retd.) Sarath Fonseka adjourned until May 4.

Both defence counsel and prosecution have been ordered to produce written submissions to the Judge Advocate Rear Admiral W.W.J.S. Fernando by April 30th before its next sitting on May 4th at 2:30 p.m.

The second court-martial, probing into four charges against General Fonseka regarding military procurements under the section, 'disgraceful conduct' in the Army Act, comprises Major General Milinda Peiris (President), Major General S.W.L. Daulagala and Major General M. Hathurusinghe as judges.

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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