30 June, 2022


Court Of Appeal Ordered To Provide Fonseka’s Release Document

By Colombo Telegraph

The Registrar of the Court of Appeal has been ordered to provide former  Army Chief and Common candidate at the 2010 Presidential election, Sarath Fonseka, with a certified copy of the document pertaining to his release from prison. 


The Counsel told the Court the document pertaining to the release of the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is necessary for the Writ Petition filed against his expulsion from Parliament. The hearing on the case was put off to 13 December.

A Bench comprising Judges of the Court of Appeal, Sisira de Abrew and Sunil Rajapaksa, made the directive to the Registrar of the Court of Appeal following the submission made by Counsel Saliya Pieris on behalf of the former Army Commander, yesterday.

“I still don’t know the details of my release. All I was told was to bring my bag of belongings and come outside. They didn’t tell me anything else. I think that in some ways I am still a prisoner in Welikada. The only difference is that I am outside those walls. Other than that I have not seen a single letter. In fact, when I was leaving Welikada Prison, I didn’t even sign a book saying I was leaving to go home,” the former General told last week.

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    The General is a loose canon – but he may be able to shame and challenge Ranil Wickramasinghe who claims to be leader of the OPPOSITION in parliament, while openly collaborating with Rajapassa to impeach the CJ and destroy democracy in Sri Lanka.
    Being deeply unpopular in his own party Ranil is supporting the Rajapassa dictatorship to distract from his absolutely unprincipled behavior simply in order to cling to his post as UNP party leader..

    What a bunch of morons and kangaroos sit in the so-called legislature of Lanka. Wonder Asia – indeed!

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      When RW and his clique were in Govt. they were not different from the present, the only difference is that one betters the other in same dirty game to ensure the survival of each other. So they collaborate.

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    Surely the ex General, Mr Fonseka must have signed some sort of document, before he was let out.

    Otherwise ,wouldn’t he be a “prison escapee”?

    Then again did Mr Fonseka know what Ranil, the evergreen Opposition leader was up to when the former was hoisted as the undisputed Opponent to the ever popular President?.

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    I wonder if he would have been on the roof leading the prisoners or in his cell during the recent massacre in Welikada?

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