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Fonseka moved to prison to serve sentence - Times of India, 2010-10-01 16:01:40 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka has been moved to a prison where he is expected to serve his 30-year sentence that was ratified by the President, even as the opposition termed his incarceration as a 'degrading form of revenge'.

The 30-month sentence by a court martial on charges of corruption in defence deals was ratified by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and subsequently Fonseka was transferred to the prison from his detention centre at the naval headquarters.

Prisons Commissioner Major General V R De Silva said that the former Army Commander was brought to the Welikada prison at 10.30 pm last night under an escort provided by the military police, the private channel MTV reported. More...>Discuss this story
Published: Fri Oct 1 11:04:25 EDT 2010

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M&C, Oct 1. Colombo - The wife of the former army chief in Sri Lanka imprisoned for 30 months for violating tender procedures ruled out Friday an appeal by the family to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a pardon. Former army chief Sarath Fonseka started his sentence after being transferred to a high-security jail in Welikada in Colombo city late Thursday after Rajapaksa endorsed the verdict handed down by a court martial. More...Discuss this story
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Rajapaksa ready to re-evaluate Fonseka's jail term: report
The Hindustan Times, 2010-10-01 08:43:17 EST.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is willing to review the 30-month rigorous imprisonment given to former army chief Sarath Fonseka if the latter appeals to him, a report said today.

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US businessmen to meet in Sri Lanka - Sify, 2010-10-01 13:37:04 EST. Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) A second annual conference to attract US investment to Sri Lanka will be held in Colombo Oct 12-14, giving business executives a ... Back to the top

Mhada gets nod to build low-cost homes in Lanka - Hindustan Times, 2010-10-01 23:37:13 EST. The 500-square-foot houses will be built in places such as Jaffna and Kilinochi — the two most important cities of Sri Lanka, which were in bad shape due ... Back to the top

Now, Pak accuses India of giving birth to suicide bombings via LTTE in South Asia - Sify, 2010-10-01 15:04:28 EST. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Pakistani delegate Amjad Hussain Sial has alleged that India had supported terrorist elements in neighbouring countries ... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Returnees brace for monsoon rains -, 2010-10-01 10:15:56 EST. According to the department, nearly 280mm of rain per month is expected in northern Sri Lanka during the upcoming northeast monsoon season... Back to the top

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka mini-hydro power firm to list - HydroWorld, 2010-10-01 06:24:53 EST. Hydro Power Sri Lanka, mini-hydro power firm which has a generating capacity of 3.2 MegaWatts is selling 35 million shares to raise 350 million rupees to ... Back to the top

Murali farewell in Australia -, 2010-10-01 22:26:30 EST. Record-breaker Muttiah Muralitharan will make a farewell tour of Australia in Sri Lanka's limited-overs series down under... Back to the top

Beyond Lawful Constraints: Sri Lanka's Mass Detention of LTTE Suspects - ReliefWeb (press release), 2010-10-01 08:50:30 EST. They are alleged former associates of the LTTE and therefore required to undergo 'rehabilitation' under Sri Lanka's 2005 emergency regulations... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Controversial commission - BBC News, 2010-09-30 19:03:42 EST. What really happened in the closing stages of Sri Lanka's civil war? There's been a chorus of international demands that the final months - January to May ... Back to the top

Canada accepts many Sri Lankan Tamils -, 2010-10-01 04:51:54 EST. 30 (UPI) -- A large majority of people successfully claiming refugee status in Canada are Tamils from Sri Lanka, an analysis of Canada's refugee board ... Back to the top

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