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* Former Army Commander of Sri Lanka seeks reinstatement of rank and salary
Wed, Nov 7, 2012, 10:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal today took up a petition filed by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka appealing to reinstate his rank and salary.

Appellate Court judges Rohini Marasinghe and Deepali Wijesundara heard the petition today.

President's Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing for Fonseka requested the case to be heard by a three-member bench of judges. De Silva said his client has facts to present and has requested a date to examine the petition as soon as possible.

The Court set the next hearing on the petition to November 20th after the facts have been considered.

Deputy Solicitor General Sanjaya Rajarathnam showed cause on behalf of the plaintiff.

In August, 2010, the first court martial stripped the retired military chief of all his ranks and medals he earned during his 40-year carrier after he was found guilty in engaging in political activities while in uniform.

Fonseka, who survived a LTTE suicide attack, was credited for the Army's victory over LTTE rebels last year.



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