Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
President to deposit treasure items in Moragahakanda Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow
-- [4 hours ago]
Pakistan national carrier confirms talks with SriLankan on leasing four A330s
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove from private healthcare charges
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy seizes 156 kg of Kerala Cannabis abandoned on the northwestern coast
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka defense officials evaluate the status of land in North to accelerate resettlement of the displaced
-- [7 hours ago]
Government to purchase power from private producers
Sri Lanka PM criticizes print media for attempting bring 'thieves' back to power
Sri Lankan President requests politicians and public officials to build public's trust in government
Sri Lanka police arrest a man dressed in a burka at the airport
FCID clears former Ministry of Megapolis adviser of financial fraud allegations

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.