(November 10, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The head of the High Court trail at bar hearing the controversial White Flag case against Sarath Fonseka has decided to postpone the delivering of the verdict of the case, London based web site reports quoting a reliable source.
According to the report published by the Lanka News Web, “Head of the trial at bar, Judge Deepali Wijesundera has agrees to postpone the delivering of the verdict after two senior officials from the President’s Attorney general’s Department had met her and explained the situation to them.”
The two officials from the Attorney General’s Department have made the request to postpone the delivering of the verdict saying that the independence of the judiciary would be questioned locally and internationally if the verdict was delivered to coincide with the President’s birthday giving the impression of it being a birthday gift for him. The President’s real birthday is on November 17th while the verdict of the White Flag case was to be delivered on the following day (18th).
The Judge had agreed with the case put forward by the two officials from the Attorney General’s Department and has accepted their proposal.
The report further predicted, “The President has publicized his birthday to be on November 18th due to advice from his astrologers. However, the President considers 8 to be his lucky number (1+7=8). Therefore, the acceptance of nominations for every election in the country has been set giving prominence to the number 8.”