Sarath Fonseka

  • SL ex-Army chief loses appeal against jail term 16-12-2011 06:44 PM

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan Appeal Court on Friday rejected a former Army chief Sarath Fonseka's plea against his 30-month jail term. The Appeal Court in a unanimous decision upheld the verdict of the court martial which sentenced Fonseka in September of 2010. The military court martial found Fonseka guilty of...
  • Ex-SL army chief get 3 more years in jail 18-11-2011 03:09 PM

    Colombo: Jailed former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka was on Friday sentenced to spend three more years in prison after a court convicted him for alleging that the powerful brother of the country's President had ordered the execution of surrendering Tamil rebels. Fonseka, a member of Parliament, was found...
  • Imprisoned Fonseka now loses parliamentary seat 07-10-2010 05:07 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka's brief stint as an MP has come to a sudden end in the wake of his 30-month imprisonment for corruption in defence deals, amid reports that the President may consider pardoning him if a plea is made personally by him or a...
  • Fonseka begins his 30-month jail term today 01-10-2010 11:48 AM

    The general who led the war against the LTTE was found guilty of making irregular purchases by a military court. ...
  • Ex-Lanka army chief held guilty of corruption 17-09-2010 08:28 PM

    Colombo: Already stripped off his military rank and medals, former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka was on Friday held guilty of corruption charges by a second court martial and sentenced to a prison term of three years. Now an opposition lawmaker, Fonseka, who led Sri Lankan Army to a...
  • Ex-Lanka Army chief stripped of rank, medals 13-08-2010 06:55 PM

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan military court on Friday stripped the country's war hero and former Army chief Sarath Fonseka of his rank and medals after finding him guilty of dabbling in politics, while in service. The 59-year-old General was convicted by the first court martial against him, which began deliberations...
  • Rajapakse defeats Fonseka in Lanka presidential poll 27-01-2010 10:55 PM

    Rajapakse defeated General Sarath Fonseka by almost 60 per cent. ...
  • Fonseka-Rajapaksa battle decider on January 26 23-01-2010 02:04 PM

    Sri Lankans will choose between the war president and the war general. ...