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* Sri Lanka Army removes officer arrested for narcotics possession
Sat, Feb 22, 2014, 10:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake has instructed to immediately remove a senior military officer from his post for alleged possession of drugs.

The Commander ordered to remove an Army Lieutenant Colonel from his present appointment in Anuradhapura following his arrest by the Anuradhapura Police on Saturday (22) evening for alleged possession of narcotics.

Police maintain that the senior officer was arrested with narcotic in his possession, following information provided to the Anuradhapura Police on Saturday (22).

The Army said in a statement that the Army Commander in keeping with his 'Zero Tolerance Policy' against Army wrongdoers, irrespective of their rank, instructed the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) to commence immediate investigations and corporate with the Anuradhapura Police for further investigations while providing all the information about the suspect to Police authorities.

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