Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, a suspect in the HiCorp financial fraud has been ordered to be kept in Military custody until the 12th of this month.
The order was given by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court, after he was produced in Courts this morning. It further ordered that he be kept under the supervision of the prison officers. It was submitted by the Defence Attorneys during last hearing that relatives faced difficulties in providing his daily meals as he is under the supervision of prison officers. They also pointed out that bringing him in prison vehicles also poses a threat to his security.
Considering these submissions, the Court granted permission to his relatives to continue supplying his meals. Colombo-Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered that he be brought in a protected army vehicle. The Magistrate did not accede to the request made by his Attorneys to grant him permission to make telephone calls to his two daughters who are abroad. The Magistrate said that a report has to be obtained from the Army prior to that. She said that a suitable order will be issued after obtaining the report.