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Court jails Sri Lanka ex-army chief for three years

Sri Lankan High Court sentenced former army chief Sarath Fonseka to three years in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of making a false allegation against the president's brother

  • AFP
  • Published: 10:53 November 18, 2011

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  • Sarath Fonseka, as the top general helped defeat the Tamil Tiger rebels. A Sri Lankan High Court sentenced former army chief Sarath Fonseka to three years in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of making a false allegation against the president's brother

Colombo: A Sri Lankan High Court sentenced former army chief Sarath Fonseka to three years in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of making a false allegation against the president's brother.

Fonseka, who ran against President Mahinda Rajapakse in 2010 elections, is already serving a 30-month prison term after a court martial convicted him of irregularities in military procurements.

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