Sarath Fonseka acquitted
Sarath Fonseka was acquitted by the Colombo High Court a short while ago of the charges brought against him in the Hicorp fraud case.
Sarath Fonseka, his son-in-law Danuna Tilakaratne and Director of HiCorp Pvt. Ltd. Wellington De Hoedt were accused of defrauding the Army by purchasing military hardware going beyond the tender procedure.
During the hearings defense raised argument that that due to the Court Martial finding Sarath Fonseka guilty on charges related to the Hi-Corp fraud case, the High Court does not have legality to continue the Hicorp case against the former Army Commander.
Giving the verdict High Court judge Sunil Rajapakse stated that Fonseka could not be sentenced twice for the same offence.
Courtesy: Ada Derana
Because SF had been charged with the same crime and found guilty by the Military Court and sentenced already, he cannot be tried twice for the same crime. Hence the High Court quite rightly threw the case out. It was fault of the prosecutor for having brought the case wrongly, in the first place. What kind of a prosecutor is he? Why doesn’t he bring charges against kudu-D, after all this time and with so much ample evidence available? Is he corrupt, waiting for the green light from you-know-who?
Buruwa me fonseka.