Ex-Lanka general Fonseka goes on trial

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Colombo, Mar.16 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan army chief, General (retired) Sarath Fonseka will face a military court on Tuesday on charges of engaging in politics while in office.

Fonseka was arrested last month for allegedly plotting a coup against the government. He is also accused of violating military supply procedures.

The former army commander has denied the allegations and said these were political motivated and aimed at denying him the chance to run in parliamentary elections next month.

A military spokesman declined any comment on the court martial. (ANI)

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