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Fonseka Charged, Co-Accused Not Allowed To Build Defence

Aug 2, 2010 2:44:15 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (2) charged former Army Commander and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) parliamentarian Retired General Sarath Fonseka for harboring army deserters just prior to the last Presidential Elections in January.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli also charged General Fonseka’s Coordinating Secretary Senaka Silva.

Courts also rejected a request for General Fonseka to meet Silva to build up their defence in the anti-government conspiracy case against them.

The defence counsel said it was unfair to deny the opportunity to General Fonseka and Silva to build up their defence, who are the first and second accused in the case.