Verdict of Sri Lanka’s white flag case tomorrow; main witness leaves country

Nov 17, Colombo: The Colombo High Court of Sri Lanka is to deliver the verdict on the ill famous “White Flag” case against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka tomorrow (18).

The Colombo High Court trial-at-bar comprising judges Deepali Wijesundera, W.M.P.B. Warawewa and M. Zurfick Razeen will deliver the verdict.

In the “White Flag” case, former Army chief Sarath Fonseka is accused of telling the English weekend ‘Sunday Leader’ newspaper that Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had ordered to shoot the surrendering Tamil Tiger cadres during the final stages of the war.

Meanwhile, latest media reports from Colombo said Ms. Frederica Jansz, the main witness and the journalist who interviewed Sarath Fonseka, has left the country just ahead of the delivery of the verdict.

The Sunday Leader Managing Director Lal Wickramathunga has reportedly accompanied her.

The Police meanwhile have increased security ahead of the delivery of the verdict and placed additional barricades around the court complex in Hulftsdorp, Colombo, media reports said.

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