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Former Sri Lankan army chief sentenced to prison - CNN International, 2010-09-30 12:56:51 EST. olombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka's former armed forces chief, was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for "disgraceful conduct" in military procurements Thursday, officials said. Fonseka, who led troops to defeat Tamil Tiger rebels last year, was to be moved from the Navy headquarters, where he was detained, to the Welikade Prison in Colombo. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who returned to Colombo after attending the United Nations sessions in New York, issued a proclamation upholding the findings by a court martial that Fonseka was guilty on four counts of violating military procurement procedures. More...Discuss this story
Published: Thu Sep 30 07:01:19 EDT 2010
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Sri Lanka Asks Canada to Help Stop LTTE Activities - allvoices, 2010-09-29 08:51:07 EST. Stating that operations of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have now shifted to Canadian soil, Sri Lanka has requested the ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Third anniversary of Buddhist monk massacre in Myanmar commemorated - Spero News, 2010-09-29 02:16:05 EST. They called on the world not to forget, highlighting the difficulties democracy encounters in Sri Lanka itself... Back to the top

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