Medical Specialists said that during next five years 50,000 new Tuberculosis (TB) Cases will be reported from Sri Lanka.These new cases will be in the age group of 15-54 which can contributing much to the local economy they stressed.
According to the Health Sources 9118 Sri Lankans infected with TB last year and it has been estimated that 89 out of 100,000 population in Sri Lanka are infected with TB annually.One third of the Global Population and 35 percent of the South East Asian Population reported as infected with the disease.
President Mahinda Rajapakshe yesterday (29)approved the Second Court Martial Verdict against the former Army Commander, Retired General Sarath Fonseka to sentenced him two and half years imprisonment.According to the Government sources President who returned to the island yesterday after attending the 65th UN Summit held in New York sentenced him two and half years imprisonment a six month less then the Court Martial Verdict which is to sentenced General Fonseka three years of Imprisonment.
The Second Cort Martial sentenced the former Army Commander General Fonseka three years imprisonment on a charge that he was chaired the Tender Board which carried out the Purchasing of equipment to the Military while he was the Army Commander.He was earlier charged that he favored his son in law danuna thilakeratne's company the Hi cop in USA while offering the Military Equipment Tender.However the Lawyer representing the Government later denied that general Fonseka favoured his son in law during the Tender Procedings.
When the sentence implemented General Fonseka who is also a MP in the Natioanl Parliament will loose his Parliamentary Seat.According to the first Court Martial Sentence he lost his official residence,the pension entitled to his Army Commander post and the all rankings he hold while he was in Army Commander's position.