The Supreme Court today granted permission for the Leader of The Democratic National Alliance Sarath Fonseka to receive in-house treatment at the Nawaloka Hospital.
This decision was reached upon when the bail application submitted by Sarath Fonseka regarding the white flag case, as well as the appeals petition filed by him was taken up before a 3 judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayeke.
Appearing on behalf of the accused, Attorney-at-law Nalin Ladduwahetti noted that Fonseka who was receiving treatment from Dr. Wajira Tennakoon while being admitted at the Nawaloka Hospital was incapable of doing so owing to the fact that he had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
Ladduwahetti also noted that if his client ceases to receive treatment from his physician, his health condition may further aggravate.
Earlier the High Court deemed that Sarath Fonseka should be transferred from the Nawaloka Hospital to the Colombo National Hospital.
However state counsels appearing on behalf of the government had noted that when the Secretary to the Ministry Of Health had granted permission for Sarath Fonseka's physician to treat him at the Nawaloka hospital, the invitation extended in that regard had been declined by Dr. Wajira tennakoon.
The three judge bench which took these facts into consideration declared that Sarath Fonseka was free to receive treatment at the Nawaloka Hospital until the recommendations by his physician were submitted.