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Court orders Private TV Channel to hand over Fonseka tapes to CID

Jun 22, 2010 5:11:24 AM - itnnews.lk

The Court today ordered a private TV Station to release to the CID tapes of the speeches made by Former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka in Ratnapura and Ampara drawing reference to the controversial white flag issue.

Colombo Additional Magistrate, Sujeewa Nissanka gave the order after the CID filed a motion in Court.  The Private TV Channel was also ordered to release tapes of news items related to the issue as well as the interview given by Sarath Fonseka. In the speeches in Ampara and Ratnapura, he had reportedly drawn reference to the controversial remarks that the Defence Secretary had given orders that LTTE cadres trying to surrender with white flags should not be spared.