Friday, March 16, 2012

Sri Lanka court acquits Fonseka from fraud charge

Given up?
Sri Lanka High Court Judge Sunil Rajapaksa dismissed a case against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and acquitted him from all charges pertaining the case.

Following the judgement is delivered Fonseka commended the judge stating that he was happy that at least there was a single judge who had backbone.

Fonseka was framed charges against frauds conducted in supplying equipment to Army through a company called Hicorp that was linked to his family.

However, the judge postponed the hearing of the case against Danuna Thilakarathna, the son-in-law of Fonseka until May 03. The judge ruled that two cases could not be filed in Sri Lanka's judiciary system under same charges.

Fonseka was found guilty for the same charges by a Court Martial and he is now spending the prison term imposed on him.

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