'Govt never violated Fonseka's rights'
By Chaminda PERERA
Mar 4, 2010
Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena expressing regret over the statement made by retired Chief Justice Sarath N Silva yesterday said the Government has not violated Sarath Fonseka's Fundamental Rights in any way.

The Minister said every effort has been taken to ensure that all facilities are given to Fonseka while in Army custody. The Minister was speaking at a press conference at the Media Ministry. He said the Sri Lanka Army relaxed the procedures under which a military officer is held in custody when it comes to the arrest of Sarath Fonseka.

The Minister said Sarath Fonseka has been accommodated in the official residence where the present Navy Commander lived earlier. Minister Abeywardena regret over the statement made by retired Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva on Sarath Fonseka's arrest at a time when a judicial process is under way. The Minister added that the Government is ready to accept the outcome of the judicial process.

He expressed dismay over the statement by retired Chief Justice as the Supreme Court has ordered the Sri Lanka Army to detain him till April 26. Minister Abeywardena said the Supreme Court is fully satisfied with the facilities provided to the retired Army Commander while in custody.

Courtesy: Daily News