Sept 29, Colombo: The Army Major who was allegedly assaulted by a ruling party politician's son Colombo is likely to be sacked from service or punished on disciplinary grounds next week, defense sources say.
Army Intelligence officer, Major Chandana Pradeep alleged that Minister Mervyn Silva's son Malaka Silva, former Minister late Mano Wijerathna's son Rehan Wijerathna and five others assaulted him at the Hilton Hotel car park in Colombo on September 8 and the court remanded the suspects on his account.
Malaka Silva, Rehan Wijerathna and 5 others surrendered to the Slave Island police September 17 over the alleged assault and they were remanded until September 24.
However, Major Pradeep later recanted his story and said Malaka Silva and Rehan Wijerathna had not assaulted him paving way for the release of the two suspects by the court. The court later released the other five suspects also.
The Army appointed a three-member Court of Inquiry to probe the alleged assault and the Army Media Director Brigadier G.V. Ravipriya said that the committee has now handed over the report with recommendations to the Army Commander.
Sources said the committee has found that the Major had been in the scene privately and not on duty. He has been found guilty on disciplinary grounds.
Meanwhile, police say probes are underway to find if the major was providing security to a casino owner.