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* 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.

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