Former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka was granted bail by Colombo High Court Judge Sunil Rajapaksa today in respect of the case where he is charged for harbouring army deserters.
He was granted Rs. one million cash bail and two sureties for Rs. 2.5 million each.
He was also ordered to hand over his passport to the Courts and cannot travel overseas.
Mr. Fonseka who is currently undergoing treatment at the Nawaloka hospital was not present in courts as his doctor had produced a letter saying due to his ill health he cannot be present in courts.
However Mr. Fonseka will continue to remain in custody as he is currently serving a 30 month jail term and also has been sentenced for another three years after being found guilty in the White Flag case.
The granting of bail was seen as prelude to the release of Mr. Fonseka.