The Colombo High Courts today ordered the prisons commissioner to transfer the leader of the democratic national alliance, Sarath Fonseka to the Colombo National Hospital.
Fonseka was previously receiving treatment at the Nawaloka hospital in Colombo.
This order was issued when the case against Sarath Fonseka was taken up based on charges of providing food, lodging & payments to 10 army deserters during the recently held presidential election.
The charges also hold Sarath Fonseka guilty of breaching state allegiance with concern to these individuals.
Prisons Commissioner Ashoka Hapuarachchi appearing before the Colombo High court today stated that he is unable to provide security to the leader of the Democratic National Alliance Sarath Fonseka within the premises of the Nawaloka hospital.
Accordingly the prisons commissioner requested of court to have Fonseka transferred to the Colombo National Hospital. Attorneys appearing on behalf of Fonseka contested against this decision.
However Colombo high court judge Sunil Rajapaksa noted that his safety was more of a concern to court than his health.
More over the magistrate also stated that the safety of Fonseka would rest in the hands of the prisons commissioner once his transfer takes effect.
Meanwhile it was also noted by the magistrate that Fonseka could obtain treatment from a private doctor upon obtaining permission from the secretary of the ministry of health.
Our news team inquired from the acting director of the Colombo national hospital Dr. Sujatha Senarathna this evening regarding the admittance of Sarath Fonseka to the Colombo national hospital.
In reply she stated that fonseka had not been admitted to the national hospital yet.