Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Protests continue in Burundi as calls mount for election delay

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi: Nkurunziza delays parliamentary polls as clashes continue

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

At least two killed in fresh protests in Bujumbura

Read more

ENCORE!

Depardieu and Huppert reunite in Cannes

Read more

FASHION

Fashion houses present their cruise collections

Read more

#TECH 24

Tackling e-waste

Read more

#THE 51%

Modern-day slavery in Mexico

Read more

REPORTERS

A year after coup, Thai opposition resists junta rule

Read more

FOCUS

Ireland votes in world's first referendum on same-sex marriage

Read more

Asia-pacific

Former Sri Lankan army head convicted for war crimes

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-11-18

The former chief of Sri Lanka's armed forces was jailed Friday for three years, after he was found guilty of implicating the country's defence secretary in war crimes. The high court found Sarath Fonseka breached Sri Lanka’s emergency law.

AP - A court has sentenced Sri Lanka’s former army chief to three years in prison for reportedly implicating the nation’s defence secretary in war crimes during the final stages of the country’s civil war.

A three-member High Court bench ruled Friday that Sarath Fonseka’s reported comments to a newspaper breached the country’s emergency law at the time.

Fonseka led Sri Lanka’s army to victory in its 25-year civil war with separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. He unsuccessfully challenged President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election last year. 

Date created : 2011-11-18

  • SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's government urges UN not to publish war crimes report

    Read more

  • SRI LANKA

    Rights group calls for UN inquiry into Sri Lanka's defeat of Tamils

    Read more

  • JUSTICE

    Dutch court sentences backers of Tamil Tigers

    Read more

COMMENT(S)