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Sri Lankan court refuses to release Fonseka

Sri Lanka's supreme court refused yesterday to order the release of Sarath Fonseka, the detained opposition leader and former army chief, as it deliberates a petition challenging his arrest.

COLOMBO // Sri Lanka's supreme court refused yesterday to order the release of Sarath Fonseka, the detained opposition leader and former army chief, as it deliberates a petition challenging his arrest by the military. Mr Fonseka, 59, has been held at a naval detention centre since his arrest on February 8, sparking international condemnation and violent protests. - AFP