Sri Lanka Govt Arrests General/Former Presidential Candidate. Riots. Teargassing.

Tensions mounted over the arrest of Sri Lanka’s former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka with violent clashes erupting in the capital as his wife approached the country’s highest court for his release, citing that she feared for his safety.

Opposition parties also closed ranks behind the jailed defeated presidential candidate, demanding his release and saying that the authorities were framing him.

So, um, what's the excuse now?


By: on 11 Feb 2010