Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sri Lanka CJ Denies Political Influence on Fonseka Case

According to the Colombo [Sri Lanka] Daily Mirror, outgoing Chief Justice Asoka de Silva has said in an interview with the BBC's Sinhala service that the court was not subjected to political influence in the case of Gen. Sarath Fonseka. Chief Justice de Silva explained that Gen. Fonseka was subject to trial by court-martial for six months after retiring. The Daily Mirror story appears here.