Verdict on SF appeal to be given on December 15
September 15, 2011 04:26 pm
The verdict on Sarath Fonsekaís appeal against the second court martial sentencing will be given on December 15 by the Appeals Court. The second court martial handed Fonseka a 30 month sentencing which he subsequently appealed.
The Attorney General pointed out that the sentencing had been approved by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and could not be contested in front of the law.
However, Fonsekaís counsel stated that since he was tried under the Army Act the verdict could be contested.
The Appeals Court stated that the verdict regarding Fonsekaís petition will be given on December 15.