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* Sri Lanka Army to conduct inquiry on soldier arrested for carrying counterfeit currency
Tue, Jan 21, 2014, 12:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army will initiate an inquiry on a soldier who was arrested by the police on Saturday (January 18) on suspicion of possessing counterfeit currency.

The Army said its Directorate of Legal Services on instructions given by the Commander of the Army, will initiate a Court of Inquiry on the arrest of an Army soldier with 43 counterfeit Rs 1000 notes in his possession.

Mawanella Police arrested the soldier, Private E.M Sameera Sampath (23) of Kohobankulama, Wanni Kudawewa, Galgamuwa when he was on a motorcycle with another youth after they tried to buy cigarettes from a shop in Pahala Kadugannawa area with a counterfeit Rs.1000 note.

The soldier from16 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment at Nunavil, Chavakachcheri was on leave at the time he was taken into custody with the counterfeit notes, the Army said.

Soon after initial inquiries are completed, the Directorate of Legal Services at the Army Headquarters is to initiate the Court of Inquiry on priority basis for trial.

If he is found guilty by the Court of Inquiry, the Army will take severe disciplinary action including termination of his Army service, irrespective of the outcome in the Civil Court, the Army said.

According to the Army Commander's 'zero tolerance' policy on Army wrongdoers, the suspect will be investigated by the Court of Inquiry, the Army said.

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