Sarath Fonseka was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years in prison after the verdict of the case regarding the ‘White Flag’ statement was given today (November 18) by the Colombo High Court.
The case was heard for over a year by a three-judge bench of the Colombo High Court consisting of Deepali Wijeysundera, W.M.T.B. Warawewa and A.Z. Razeen.
Fonseka was indicted by the Colombo High Court on the basis of a statement he had allegedly made to The Sunday Leader newspaper where he had allegedly claimed that LTTE members who had surrendered with white flags, were gunned down.