hindustantimes.com on November 18, 2011 reported that a Sri Lankan court on Friday jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka for three years for alleging that the President's brother had ordered the execution of surrendering Tamil rebels. Fonseka, who ran against President Mahinda Rajapakse in 2010 elections, is already serving a 30-month prison term after a court martial convicted him on Corruption charges. In a 2-1 split verdict, the three-judge Colombo high court bench found Fonseka guilty of violating emergency regulations by "spreading rumours and causing public disorder" in an interview with a weekly newspaper. He had alleged that the president's brother, defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, had ordered field commanders to kill white flagcarrying Tamil rebels in the final stages of Sri Lanka's separatist conflict in May 2009.
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