The second court marital hearing against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has recommended that he be sentenced to a prison term not exceeding three years a short while ago.
When the court martial, probing charges of irregularities in military procurements during General Fonseka’s tenure as Army Chief, convened Thursday, the defence has closed the case and made the final address to the Court without calling up any more witnesses.
Following the defence closing, the prosecution has also summed up its case to the Court.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will have to sanction the prison term.
The first military court earlier found Mr. Fonseka had engaged in politics while in uniform and stripped him of all his military ranks.