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US wants SL to follow rule of land in Fonseka’s arrest

[PTI, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:20 No Comment]

A top Obama Administration official said the US is not satisfied with the manner in which the Rajapksa Government has handled the issue former Sri Lankan Army chief General Fonseka’s arrest and hoped that Colombo would follow the rule of the land in this case.

"So far I think it has been less than we might have hoped for, but we have certainly encouraged the government of Sri Lanka to ensure that he is charged promptly, as you said, and that everything is handled in accordance with Sri Lankan law as they move forward," the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake told BBC.

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