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Latest update : 2010-09-17

Sri Lanka's ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka (photo), who unsuccessfully challenged Mahinda Rajapaksa for the presidency in 2009 and was later stripped of his title, is likely to be jailed for three years for fraud, pending approval by Rajapaksa.

AP - A Sri Lankan military court has convicted the former army chief of fraud, for which he could receive a jail sentence.
 
A government spokesman says the court-martial that heard the case against Sarath Fonseka has sent its recommendation to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the sentence will be announced after his approval.
 
Fonseka, who unsuccessfully challenged Rajapaksa for the presidency, is accused of bypassing military procedures in purchasing equipment and involving his son-in-law in the dealings.
 
Fonseka, who helped lead the defeat of Tamil Tiger rebels last year, was stripped of his military title and honors last month.

 

Date created : 2010-09-17

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