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MR Approves, SF Loses Military Ranks

Aug 14, 2010 4:54:07 AM - thesundayleader.lk

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (14) authorised the verdict of the first court martial against former Army Commander and DNA parliamentarian General Sarath Fonseka.

The first court martial yesterday delivered an order sentencing General Fonseka for a dishonorable discharge from rank for allegedly being engaged in politics while being in active service.

Army sources said that following the President’s approval, General Fonseka would now lose all military ranks held by him.

General Fonseka and the DNA have however objected to the ruling claiming the court martial proceedings were held without the defence counsel present.