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Sarath Fonseka arrested by Sri Lankan military; to be court-martialed

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:23

General Sarath Fonseka, 59, former Army chief of Sri Lanka and the main contestant against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the recent presidential election, has been arrested by the military on charges of fraud connected to his term in the armed services, which ended in November 2009.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka Presidential election

Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:26

Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, has won a second term in office, after defeating his nearest rival, General Sarath Fonseka, former chief of the army and the joint Opposition candidate.

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70% voter turnout in Sri Lanka’s presidential election

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 22:03

There was 70% voter turnout when polling for the presidential election in Sri Lanka ended on January 26, 2010, amidst heavy security to thwart any possible violence.

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Sri Lankan military guards sexually abused Tamil women in refugee camps, reveals freed medic

Monday, December 21, 2009 20:16

A British medic of Asian origin has alleged that military guards sexually abused Tamil women in refugee camps in Sri Lanka. Besides, many people suspected of links to the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been “removed” and not seen since.

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Photo: Sarath Fonseka, opposition candidate in the Sri Lanka presidential elections on Jan 26, 2010

Sarath Fonseka versus Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential poll

Monday, November 30, 2009 18:51

Sarath Fonseka, 58, who recently retired as Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff, has been selected by the United National Party (UNP), the main Opposition party in Sri Lanka, as its candidate for the presidential election to be held on January 26, 2010.  

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