Court orders Prisons Chief to produce medical report on Fonseka

‘White Flag’ Trial-at-Bar
By Manopriya Gunasekara

The panel of judges in the High Court Trial-at-Bar hearing the ‘White Flag’ case this week ordered the Superintendent of Prisons to produce a medical report submitted by Dr. Vajira Tennakoon who had examined former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.The directive was given following a request by Senior Defence Counsel Nalin Ladduwahetti.

Mr. Ladduwahetti said that Dr. Tennakoon had examined Mr. Fonseka and made certain recommendations to the Superintendent of Prisons. The Court also ordered to issue summons on UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya and Professor Ashley Halpe to appear in Courts on the next date of hearing.

The Trial-at-Bar consists of Judges Deepali Wijesundara (President), W.T. M. P.B. Warawewa and M.S Razeen. Since Judge Warawewa was indisposed the hearing was postponed. The next hearing is on July 4.

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