The Supreme Court has granted leave to proceed in a Fundamental Rights petition filed by Anoma Fonseka on behalf of her husband General Sarath Fonseka who has been detained by the Military police.
The Fundamental Rights petition seeks the right to freedom from torture, arbitrary arrest and detention. The case will be heard on February 23. Meanwhile the Attorney General gave an undertaking that General Fonseka will not be transferred from the place where he is being detained at the moment. (SSS)
Source : The Daily Mirror – 12.02.2010