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* Sri Lanka Army investigates three soldiers over contract murder
Tue, Apr 29, 2014, 12:32 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake has directed an inquiry into the alleged contract killing of a man by three soldiers.

The Army Commander directed the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) to conduct a parallel investigation into the alleged involvement of the three soldiers in the contract murder at Wellawa and initiate a Court of Inquiry (CoI) for trial.

The three soldiers were alleged of killing a man for a contract payment of Rs. 2 million on the insistence of victim's wife.

The soldiers have been arrested by the Wellawa Police and subsequently remanded by Kurunegala Court.

On hearing of the incident, the Commander of the Army directed the SLCMP to cooperate with civil sector law enforcement authorities and initiate parallel Army investigations.

Commander of the Army maintains that a handful of those soldiers who joined the organization during the height of humanitarian operations, remain less convinced of the reputation and the dignity of the Sri Lanka Army and thus contribute to anti-social acts of this nature.

Instructions have already been issued to take action against such errant soldiers in parallel with 'zero tolerance' policy on Army wrongdoers and expel them from the Army upon conclusion of CoI hearings.

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