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* Sri Lanka Army to take stern action on soldier printed fake currency notes
Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 11:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army today ordered immediate investigation into the arrest of a soldier for printing counterfeit currency and take stern action.

Kegalle Police on Monday (31) with the cooperation of the Army arrested the soldier, suspected of printing fake currency notes.

At the time of the arrest the 30-year-old soldier, attached to the Beragala Army camp, reportedly had Rs. 2.7 million worth fake Rs. 5000 and Rs. 1000 notes. The police also found more counterfeit notes at the soldier's home and the equipment used to forge the notes including a laptop.

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on hearing of the arrest directed senior officers to swiftly conduct inquiries and support the Police to carry on with investigations in order to find out whether any more of the suspect's associates, were involved in the fraud, an Army statement said.

"It is pertinent to recall here that some handfuls of young men, unaware of the dignity and reputation of the Army, went on joining the Army at the height of the recent war and continue to engage in undisciplined acts of this nature in civil society, thus tarnishing the image of the organization," the statement further said.

The Army Commander stressed that stern action would be taken against such errant Army personnel in consistent with the 'zero tolerance' policy on wrongdoers.

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