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SRI-LANKA/ELECTION
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December 01, 2014
United National Party leader Ranil Wickramasinghe (L-R), Common presidential candidate Mithripala Sirisena,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Officials stand for a one minute silence in Colombo
United National Party leader Ranil Wickramasinghe (L-R), Common presidential candidate Mithripala Sirisena, former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and former commander of the army Sarath Fonseka, stand for a one minute silence during the signing of the party leaders memorandum of understanding of the common opposition, in Colombo, December 1, 2014.
REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
SRILANKA-MILITARY/
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March 21, 2013
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a Foreign Media Correspondent Association...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a FCA forum, in Colombo
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a Foreign Media Correspondent Association (FCA) forum, in Colombo March 19, 2013. Fonseka told reporters he was ready to answer questions on his record in a war in whose final months, in 2009, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, according to a U.N. panel. Picture taken March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
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March 21, 2013
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a Foreign Media Correspondent Association...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a FCA forum, in Colombo
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a Foreign Media Correspondent Association (FCA) forum, in Colombo March 19, 2013. Fonseka told reporters he was ready to answer questions on his record in a war in whose final months, in 2009, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, according to a U.N. panel. Picture taken March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
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March 21, 2013
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a Foreign Media Correspondent Association...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a FCA forum, in Colombo
Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka speaks during a Foreign Media Correspondent Association (FCA) forum, in Colombo March 19, 2013. Fonseka told reporters he was ready to answer questions on his record in a war in whose final months, in 2009, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, according to a U.N. panel. Picture taken March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
SRI LANKA
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October 18, 2012
Former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka gestures during a political rally...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka gestures during a political rally...
Former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka gestures during a political rally in Colombo October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
SRILANKA/
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October 18, 2012
Former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka waves at his supporters during a...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka waves at his supporters during a...
Former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka waves at his supporters during a political rally in Colombo October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
A supporter of Ex-General Sarath Fonseka holds up a banner with his image in-front of the Welikada prison...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of Ex-General Sarath Fonseka holds up a banner with his image in-front of the Welikada prison...
A supporter of Ex-General Sarath Fonseka holds up a banner with his image in-front of the Welikada prison as he waits for Fonseka in Colombo May 21, 2012. Sri Lanka's former army chief walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. The words on the banner read, "Military Chief of the Nation. General Sarath Fonseka". REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Supporters of Ex-General Sarath Fonseka gather in-front of the Welikada prison as they wait for Fonseka...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Supporters of Jailed former army chief Fonseka gather in front of the Welikada prison as they waiting...
Supporters of Ex-General Sarath Fonseka gather in-front of the Welikada prison as they wait for Fonseka in Colombo May 21, 2012.Sri Lanka's former army chief walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka waves at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo May 21,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka waves at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka waves at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo May 21, 2012. Sri Lanka's former army chief walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka waves up to prison officers in a building as he leaves the Welikada prison...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka waves up to prison officers in a building as he leaves the Welikada prison...
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka waves up to prison officers in a building as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo May 21, 2012. Sri Lanka's former army chief walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka gestures at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo May...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka gestures at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka gestures at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo May 21,2012. Sri Lanka's former army chief walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka gestures at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo May...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army chief Fonseka gestures at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison , in Colombo...
Ex-General Sarath Fonseka gestures at his supporters as he leaves the Welikada prison in Colombo May 21, 2012. Sri Lanka's former army chief walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Former army chief Sarath Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves Welikada prison in Colombo May...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former army chief Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves Welikada prison in Colombo
Former army chief Sarath Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves Welikada prison in Colombo May 21, 2012. Fonseka walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Former army chief Sarath Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves Welikada prison in Colombo May...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Former army chief Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves Welikada prison in Colombo
Former army chief Sarath Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves Welikada prison in Colombo May 21, 2012. Fonseka walked free from jail on Monday with a pardon from President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who appears to have bowed to growing international demands that he release his highest-profile rival. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka greets his supporters as he leaves a private hospital with prison...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army chief Fonseka greets his supporters as he leaves a private hospital with prison officers...
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka greets his supporters as he leaves a private hospital with prison officers in Colombo May 21, 2012. Sri Lanka's president has ordered the early release from jail of Fonseka, his highest-profile political rival, the president's spokesman said on Sunday, in an apparent bid to quell international criticism of the government's human rights record. The authorisation for Fonseka's release will be sent to the justice ministry on Monday, spokesman Bandula Jayasekara said. The former general is expected to be free soon afterwards, but will not be able to leave the country. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 21, 2012
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves a private hospital with...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army chief Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves a private hospital with prison...
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka waves to his supporters as he leaves a private hospital with prison officers in Colombo May 21, 2012. Sri Lanka's president has ordered the early release from jail of Fonseka, his highest-profile political rival, the president's spokesman said on Sunday, in an apparent bid to quell international criticism of the government's human rights record. The authorisation for Fonseka's release will be sent to the justice ministry on Monday, spokesman Bandula Jayasekara said. The former general is expected to be free soon afterwards, but will not be able to leave the country. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 18, 2012
Anoma Fonseka (C), wife of former army chief Sarath Fonseka, leaves the high court in Colombo May 18,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Anoma Fonseka, wife of former army chief Sarath Fonseka, leaves the high court in Colombo
Anoma Fonseka (C), wife of former army chief Sarath Fonseka, leaves the high court in Colombo May 18, 2012. Sri Lanka's cabinet has formally backed President Mahinda Rajapaksa's move to free his ailing former army chief Sarath Fonseka, a spokesman said, a proposal seen as a bid to quell criticism of the government and its human rights record. The president will order the release of his jailed rival this week, sources close to him had told Reuters earlier on Thursday. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 18, 2012
A supporter of former army chief Sarath Fonseka shouts as he holds up a poster of Fonseka in front of...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of former army chief Sarath Fonseka shouts as he holds up a poster of Fonseka in front of...
A supporter of former army chief Sarath Fonseka shouts as he holds up a poster of Fonseka in front of the high court in Colombo May 18, 2012. Sri Lanka's cabinet has formally backed President Mahinda Rajapaksa's move to free his ailing former army chief Fonseka, a spokesman said, a proposal seen as a bid to quell criticism of the government and its human rights record. The president will order the release of his jailed rival this week, sources close to him had told Reuters earlier on Thursday. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
SRI LANKA
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May 18, 2012
A supporter of former army chief Sarath Fonseka holds up a picture of Fonseka outside the high court...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of former army chief Fonseka holds up a picture of Fonseka outside the high court in Colombo...
A supporter of former army chief Sarath Fonseka holds up a picture of Fonseka outside the high court in Colombo May 18, 2012. Sri Lanka's cabinet has formally backed President Mahinda Rajapaksa's move to free his ailing former army chief Fonseka, a spokesman said, a proposal seen as a bid to quell criticism of the government and its human rights record. The president will order the release of his jailed rival this week, sources close to him had told Reuters earlier on Thursday. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 16, 2012
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, speaks to the media as she leaves a private...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, speaks to the media as she leaves a private...
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, speaks to the media as she leaves a private hospital after visiting her husband in Colombo May 16, 2012. A member of parliament in Sri Lanka said on Wednesday he believed President Mahinda Rajapaksa would soon order the release from prison of the country's former army chief, revered by many of his compatriots for helping end a 25-year civil war. The jailing of Fonseka has prompted criticism in Western countries and his release would be seen as a step towards addressing concerns over human rights abuses. The United States has repeatedly called for the release of the general, who challenged Rajapaksa in the 2010 presidential election. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA-FONSEKA/
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May 16, 2012
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, leaves a private hospital after visiting...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, leaves a private hospital after visiting...
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, leaves a private hospital after visiting her husband in Colombo May 16, 2012. A member of parliament in Sri Lanka said on Wednesday he believed President Mahinda Rajapaksa would soon order the release from prison of the country's former army chief, revered by many of his compatriots for helping end a 25-year civil war. The jailing of Fonseka has prompted criticism in Western countries and his release would be seen as a step towards addressing concerns over human rights abuses. The United States has repeatedly called for the release of the general, who challenged Rajapaksa in the 2010 presidential election. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
SRILANKA/
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December 16, 2011
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo December...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo December 16, 2011. A unanimous decision by a three-judge appeal court bench dismissed Fonseka's appeal against the second court martial judgment of a 30-month jail term. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
SRILANKA/
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December 16, 2011
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka leaves with prison officers at the high court in Colombo December...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka leaves with prison officers at the high court in Colombo
Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka leaves with prison officers at the high court in Colombo December 16, 2011. A unanimous decision by a three-judge appeal court bench dismissed Fonseka's appeal against the second court martial judgment of a 30-month jail term. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MILITARY)
SRILANKA/
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December 16, 2011
Prison officers cover jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka with their caps as he tries to speak with...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Prison officers cover jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka with their caps as he tries to speak with...
Prison officers cover jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka with their caps as he tries to speak with the media at the high court in Colombo December 16, 2011. A unanimous decision by a three-judge appeal court bench dismissed Sarath Fonseka's appeal against the second court martial judgement of a 30-month jail term. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
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November 22, 2011
Shadows of supporters of jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka are seen on a petition poster...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Shadows of supporters of jailed former army chief General Fonseka are seen on petition poster against...
Shadows of supporters of jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka are seen on a petition poster against the government during the first meeting of a group called the People's Movement to Free Sarath Fonseka in Colombo November 22, 2011. Fonseka on Friday was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for making a false statement the country's Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered surrendering separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of a 25-year civil war. Fonseka, who lost to his former commander-in-chief President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2010 presidential election, is already serving a 30-month term after a court-martial convicted him of misappropriation in September. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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November 22, 2011
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka, attends the first meeting of...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka, attends the first meeting of...
Anoma Fonseka, wife of jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka, attends the first meeting of a group called the People's Movement to Free Sarath Fonseka in Colombo November 22, 2011. Fonseka on Friday was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for making a false statement the country's Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered surrendering separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of a 25-year civil war. Fonseka, who lost to his former commander-in-chief President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2010 presidential election, is already serving a 30-month term after a court-martial convicted him of misappropriation in September. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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November 18, 2011
Police and prison officers stand guard in front of the high court in Colombo November 18, 2011. Jailed...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Police and prison officers stand guard in front of the high court in Colombo
Police and prison officers stand guard in front of the high court in Colombo November 18, 2011. Jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka has been jailed for three years for implicating the government in war crimes. The court also ruled that he lent credence to allegations the defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered Tamil Tigers to be killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
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November 18, 2011
Prison officers run as they guard the vehicle carrying jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka at the...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Prison officers run as they guard the vehicle carrying jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka at the...
Prison officers run as they guard the vehicle carrying jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka at the high court in Colombo November 18, 2011. Fonseka has been jailed for three years for implicating the government in war crimes. The court also ruled that he lent credence to allegations the defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered Tamil Tigers to be killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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November 18, 2011
A supporter of the jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka shouts in protest of the government in front...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of the jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka shouts in protest of the government in front...
A supporter of the jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka shouts in protest of the government in front of the high court in Colombo, November 18, 2011. Fonseka has been jailed for three years for implicating the government in war crimes. The court also ruled that he lent credence to allegations the defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered Tamil Tigers to be killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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November 18, 2011
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo November...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo November 18, 2011. Fonseka has been jailed for three years for implicating the government in war crimes. The court also ruled that he lent credence to allegations the defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered Tamil Tigers to be killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
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November 18, 2011
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo November...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo November 18, 2011. Fonseka has been jailed for three years for implicating the government in war crimes. The court also ruled that he lent credence to allegations the defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered Tamil Tigers to be killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)
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November 18, 2011
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo November...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka arrives with prison officers at the high court in Colombo November 18, 2011. Fonseka has been jailed for three years for implicating the government in war crimes. The court also ruled that he lent credence to allegations the defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered Tamil Tigers to be killed as they tried to surrender with white flags at the final stage of the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY CRIME LAW)
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February 09, 2011
Opposition protesters hold a rally against the government, while carrying a giant paper coconut to symbolize...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Opposition protesters hold a rally against the government, while carrying a giant paper coconut to symbolize...
Opposition protesters hold a rally against the government, while carrying a giant paper coconut to symbolize rising food prices, in Colombo February 9, 2011. The opposition organized the rally to demand the release of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka and against the increasing cost of food prices and inflation. The poster reads: "Free our General." REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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February 09, 2011
A Sri Lankan protester holds up bread with the price, 55 Rupees ($0.49) marked on them, as he marches...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan protester holds up bread with the price, 55 Rupees marked on them, as he marches with fellow...
A Sri Lankan protester holds up bread with the price, 55 Rupees ($0.49) marked on them, as he marches with fellow opposition members during a protest against the government in Colombo February 9, 2011. The opposition organized the rally to demand the release of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka and against the increasing cost of food prices and inflation. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)
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February 09, 2011
A Sri Lankan protester holds up vegetables with the price, 280 Rupees ($2.52) marked on them, as he marches...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan protester holds up vegetables with the prices marked on them, as he marches with fellow...
A Sri Lankan protester holds up vegetables with the price, 280 Rupees ($2.52) marked on them, as he marches with fellow opposition members during a protest against the government in Colombo February 9, 2011. The opposition organised the rally to demand the release of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka and against the increasing cost of food prices and inflation. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)
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February 09, 2011
A Sri Lankan protester dressed as jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka yells alongside fellow opposition...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan protester dressed as jailed former army Chief Fonseka yells alongside fellow opposition...
A Sri Lankan protester dressed as jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka yells alongside fellow opposition members during a protest against the government in Colombo February 9, 2011. The opposition organised the rally to demand the release of jailed former army Chief Fonseka and against the increasing cost of food prices and inflation. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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February 08, 2011
A protester holds a poster up in support of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka in front of a police line...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Protester holds a poster up in support of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka in front of a police line...
A protester holds a poster up in support of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka in front of a police line near the prison in which Fonseka is serving his sentence, in Colombo February 8, 2011. Hundreds of protesters marched to the prison to hold a rally organized by the opposition parties to mark the one year anniversary of Fonseka's arrest. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
SRILANKA/
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February 08, 2011
A protester looks at a small picture of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka during a rally near the prison...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A protester looks at a small picture of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka during a rally near the prison...
A protester looks at a small picture of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka during a rally near the prison in which Fonseka is serving his sentence, in Colombo February 8, 2011. Hundreds of protesters marched to the prison to hold a rally organized by the opposition parties to mark the one year anniversary of Fonseka's arrest. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
SRILANKA/
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February 08, 2011
A protester holds a poster up in support of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka near the prison in which...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Protester holds a poster up in support of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka near the prison in which Fonseka...
A protester holds a poster up in support of former army Chief Sarath Fonseka near the prison in which Fonseka is serving his sentence, in Colombo February 8, 2011. Hundreds of protesters marched to the prison to hold a rally organized by the opposition parties to mark the one year anniversary of Fonseka's arrest. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
SRILANKA/
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February 08, 2011
Police watch over protesters holding a rally at the prison in which former army Chief Sarath Fonseka...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Police watch over protesters holding a rally at the prison in which former army Chief Fonseka is serving...
Police watch over protesters holding a rally at the prison in which former army Chief Sarath Fonseka is serving his sentence in Colombo February 8, 2011. Hundreds of protesters marched to the prison to hold a rally organized by the opposition parties to mark the one year anniversary of Fonseka's arrest. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
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February 08, 2011
A protester holds a poster up of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka between two Sri Lankan national...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A protester holds a poster up of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka between two Sri Lankan national...
A protester holds a poster up of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka between two Sri Lankan national flags, near the prison in which Fonseka is serving his sentence, in Colombo February 8, 2011. Hundreds of protesters marched to the prison to hold a rally organized by opposition parties to mark the one year anniversary of Fonseka's arrest. The poster says, "Long life for the lion king of the battle ground." REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: MILITARY CRIME LAW POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)
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February 04, 2011
Supporters of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka gather around burning torches and broken glass...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Supporters of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka gather around burning torches and broken glass...
Supporters of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka gather around burning torches and broken glass after they were attacked by a mob in Colombo February 4, 2011. The opposition protesters were planning on marching to the prison he is being held in, to mark Independence Day when they were attacked, injuring several protesters and some journalists. The placard reads, "Free Our General Who Gained Freedom For The Country". REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
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February 04, 2011
A fire with torches and broken glass burns on the street near a supporter of jailed former army Chief...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Torches and broken glass burns on the street near a supporter of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka,...
A fire with torches and broken glass burns on the street near a supporter of jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka, after his supporters were attacked by a mob, in Colombo February 4, 2011. The opposition protesters were planning on marching to the prison he is being held in, to mark Independence Day when they were attacked, injuring several protesters and some journalists. The sign reads "Free Our General Who Gained Freedom For The Country". REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA)
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January 25, 2011
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka speaks to the media as he leaves with prison officers at the...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka leaves with prison officers at the supreme court in Colombo
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka speaks to the media as he leaves with prison officers at the supreme court in Colombo January 25, 2011. Sri Lanka's top court on Tuesday confirmed a second court-martial for Fonseka under the island nation's constitution, sentencing the former army chief to a 36-month jail term and consequently ending his only hope of restoring his lost seat at the legislature. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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January 25, 2011
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka leaves with prison officers at the high court in Colombo January...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka leaves with prison officers at the high court in Colombo
Jailed former army Chief Sarath Fonseka leaves with prison officers at the high court in Colombo January 25, 2011. Sri Lanka's top court on Tuesday confirmed a second court-martial for Fonseka under the island nation's constitution, sentencing the former army chief to a 36-month jail term and consequently ending his only hope of restoring his lost seat at the legislature. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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November 17, 2010
Boys with drums wait to take part in a dress rehearsal for Presedint Mahinda Rajapaksas second term swearing...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Boys with drums wait to take part in a dress rehearsal for President Rajapaksa's second term swearing...
Boys with drums wait to take part in a dress rehearsal for Presedint Mahinda Rajapaksas second term swearing in ceremony at the presidential secretariat building in Colombo November 17, 2010. Rajapaksa won the second term in January beating his former wartime ally turned political arch-rival, former army Chief Sarath Fonseka, and will be sworn in this Friday. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA)
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November 17, 2010
Laborers work on a large gem exhibition as part of celebrations for President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Laborers work on a large gem exhibition as part of celebrations for President Rajapaksa's second term...
Laborers work on a large gem exhibition as part of celebrations for President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second term swearing in ceremony at a park in Colombo November 17, 2010. Rajapaksa won the second term in January beating his former wartime ally turned political arch-rival, former army Chief Sarath Fonseka, and will be sworn in this Friday. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
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November 17, 2010
A man rides a bike past pictures of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on a road near an exhibition to mark...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A man rides a bike past pictures of President Rajapaksa on a road near an exhibition to mark his second...
A man rides a bike past pictures of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on a road near an exhibition to mark his second term swearing in ceremony at a park in Colombo November 17, 2010. Rajapaksa won the second term in January beating his former wartime ally turned political arch-rival, former army Chief Sarath Fonseka, and will be sworn in this Friday. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
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November 17, 2010
A solider stands guard as members of the military hold a dress rehearsal for President Mahinda Rajapaksa's...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A solider stands guard as members of the military hold a dress rehearsal for President Rajapaksa's second...
A solider stands guard as members of the military hold a dress rehearsal for President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second term swearing in ceremony at the presidential secretariat building in Colombo November 17, 2010. Rajapaksa won the second term in January beating his former wartime ally turned political arch-rival, former army Chief Sarath Fonseka, and will be sworn in this Friday. REUTERS//Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
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November 15, 2010
A tourist takes photos of people preparing decorations at the Independence memorial hall in the lead...
Colombo, United Kingdom
Tourist takes photos of people preparing decorations at the Independence memorial hall in the lead up...
A tourist takes photos of people preparing decorations at the Independence memorial hall in the lead up to President Mahinda Rajapaka's swearing in for his second term in Colombo November 15, 2010. Rajapaksa won the second term in January beating his former wartime ally turned political arch-rival, former army Chief Sarath Fonseka, and will be sworn in this Friday. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
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November 15, 2010
A solider patrols the Independence memorial hall as a man prepares decorations in the lead up to President...
Colombo, United Kingdom
Solider patrols Independence memorial hall in Colombo
A solider patrols the Independence memorial hall as a man prepares decorations in the lead up to President Mahinda Rajapaka's swearing in for his second term in Colombo November 15, 2010. Rajapaksa won the second term in January beating his former wartime ally turned political arch-rival, former army Chief Sarath Fonseka, and will be sworn in this Friday. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
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November 08, 2010
A group of veterans protest for the release of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Group of veterans protest for the release of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Fonseka in...
A group of veterans protest for the release of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka in Colombo November 8, 2010. Fonseka, who won a parliamentary seat in an April election, lost it after being sentenced to 30 month's hard labour in September when a court-martial convicted him of misappropriation of funds while serving as army commander. The signs generally call for Fonseka's freedom by reading "Free the General who saved the country" and "Free the General who sacrificed his life for the country." REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA)
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November 08, 2010
A group of veterans protest for the release of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Group of veterans protest for the release of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Fonseka in...
A group of veterans protest for the release of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka in Colombo November 8, 2010. Fonseka, who won a parliamentary seat in an April election, lost it after being sentenced to 30 month's hard labour in September when a court-martial convicted him of misappropriation of funds while serving as army commander. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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November 08, 2010
A veteran stands in front of a poster of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Veteran stands in front of a poster of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka as...
A veteran stands in front of a poster of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka as he protests calling for his release, in Colombo November 8, 2010. Fonseka, who won a parliamentary seat in an April election, lost it after being sentenced to 30 month's hard labour in September when a court-martial convicted him of misappropriation of funds while serving as army commander. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (SRI LANKA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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October 11, 2010
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka shouts during a protest against...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka shouts during a protest against...
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka shouts during a protest against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of Welikada Prison in Colombo October 11, 2010. Sri Lanka's parliament last week revoked the parliamentary seat of Fonseka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rajapaksa and was jailed after being found guilty of misappropriating funds. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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October 11, 2010
Supporters of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka shout during a protest against...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Supporters of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka shout during a protest against...
Supporters of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka shout during a protest against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of Welikada Prison in Colombo October 11, 2010. Sri Lanka's parliament last week revoked the parliamentary seat of Fonseka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rajapaksa and was jailed after being found guilty of misappropriating funds. The sign reads: "Let's condemn punishment given out of revenge, rally to release Fonseka". REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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October 11, 2010
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka holds up a placard during...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka holds up a placard during...
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka holds up a placard during a protest against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of Welikada Prison in Colombo October 11, 2010. Sri Lanka's parliament last week revoked the parliamentary seat of Fonseka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rajapaksa and was jailed after being found guilty of misappropriating funds. The sign reads: "Fight for democratic rights". REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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October 11, 2010
Supporters of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka hold up placards during a protest...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Supporters of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka hold up placards during a protest...
Supporters of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief General Sarath Fonseka hold up placards during a protest against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of Welikada Prison in Colombo October 11, 2010. Sri Lanka's parliament last week revoked the parliamentary seat of Fonseka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rajapaksa and was jailed after being found guilty of misappropriating funds. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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October 08, 2010
A supporter (C) of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka argues with policemen as he tries...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Fonseka argues with policemen during a protest in...
A supporter (C) of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka argues with policemen as he tries to enter a high-security zone near the presidential house during a protest against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo October 8, 2010. Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday revoked the parliamentary seat of Fonseka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rajapaksa and was jailed after being found guilty of misappropriating funds. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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October 08, 2010
A supporter (C) of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka scuffles with policemen as he...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A supporter of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Fonseka scuffles with policemen during a protest...
A supporter (C) of Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka scuffles with policemen as he tries to enter a high-security zone near the presidential house during a protest against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo October 8, 2010. Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday revoked the parliamentary seat of Fonseka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rajapaksa and was jailed after being found guilty of misappropriating funds. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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