Fonseka hospitalised

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The jailed former Army chief Sarath Fonseka has been admitted to the Prison Hospital, officials said Wednesday.

Prisons Chief V.R. de Silva said Fonseka had complained of sickness on Tuesday evening having returned from court and he was sent to the Prison Hospital.

Fonseka was attending court on Tuesday for two separate cases — the Supreme Court over his appeal to retain his parliamentary seat and the High Court trial over the ‘white flag’ case, where he is charged with making a statement that Tamil Tiger rebels who wanted to surrender were killed.

He is under a 30-month jail sentence with hard labour having been convicted by a court martial.