Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Army arrests four soldiers on abusing trainee female soldiers
Sat, Apr 5, 2014, 08:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Army's military police have arrested four soldiers over the abuse of trainee women soldiers that was depicted in a video uploaded on YouTube by them, local media reported Saturday.

The soldiers arrested by the military police are being questioned, the Adjutant General Mahinda Hathurusinghe has told the Daily Mirror.

"During investigations it was found that the platoon commander was not aware of the situation and the cruel treatment meted out to the trainee women soldiers by the soldiers in custody," Hathurusinghe was quoted as saying.

The video shows female recruits being harassed and assaulted with sticks during a training session by both male and female soldiers.

The incident in the video has taken place in October 2012 at a training camp in Anuradhapura and the female soldiers in the video were being punished by the instructors for indiscipline. The Army was informed of its online posting on March 4.

"It has been found that the individuals who carried out this excessive action had over stepped their mandate and acted in their own volition. The punitive methods employed by the instructors were not in line with prescribed procedures," the military said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Senior Sri Lankan lawyer says it's unethical to impose conditions to support reforms
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Securities and Exchange Commission commences probe into closed files
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government pledges to work to implement 27 international conventions to regain GSP Plus
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan motorcyclists protest against ban on full face helmets
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police raid house in Colombo and arrest persons accused of producing defamatory documentary
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Marxist party wants the next general election under proportional system
-- [9 hours ago]
Free Wi-Fi from tomorrow at 26 public locations in Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka extends terms of local government bodies
-- [9 hours ago]
UN Special Rapporteur arrives in Sri Lanka today on a six-day visit
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM pledges to strengthen civil administration in the North

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.