Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Euphoria tempered

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Island Editorial–Courtesy The Island The euphoria generated by Gen. Sarath Fonseka’s release from prison has been somewhat tempered. It was thought initially that the presidential pardon had removed his civic disabilities, but he has admitted his freedom is limited; he cannot exercise his franchise and contest elections, though he can take part in politics. The […]

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Fonseka now a prisoner in the open – Former CJ Sarath N. Silva

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

by Samantha illeperuma Courtesy The Island Former Chief Justice Sarath Nanda Silva yesterday observed that President Rajapaksa had not granted a full pardon to Gen. Sarath Fonseka. The presidential pardon had not been backdated to the beginning of his sentence passed by the second military court martial, therefore he had lost his civic rights for […]

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SARATH FONSEKA IS TO WORK HARD FOR A STRONGER OPPOSITION

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana Although President Rajapaksa has released him from incarceration with a ban on elections for the next seven years Sri Lanka’s ex- Army Chief Sarath Fonseka is to work hard to build a stronger opposition in the country , he said in his first interview out of jail. In his first interview with […]

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SARATH FONSEKA RELEASE CAME WITH STRINGS BANNING ELECTIONS FOR 7YRS

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu newspaper said the Presidential release granted to his incarcerated rival General Sarath Fonseka is a conditional one and he cannot contest an election for the next seven years. “The presidential pardon is conditional. He cannot vote or contest election for the next seven years,” the newspaper said in an item […]

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