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* Sri Lanka Army Court of Inquiry to investigate soldier for sexual misconduct
Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 12:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake has directed to initiate a Court of Inquiry to investigate a soldier for his involvement in an alleged sexual misconduct with a girl.

The Army said Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) at Army Headquarters have been directed to immediately commence investigations into the conduct of a soldier in Mangalaeliya area in Puttalum over his involvement in an alleged sexual misconduct with a girl in the area.

The Commander of the Army has directed the Provost Marshal of the SLCMP to cooperate with the area Police and initiate parallel investigations into the case with immediate effect. The Commander has also instructed the soldier's Regimental Headquarters to initiate a Court of Inquiry after interdicting him from service with immediate effect.

Lieutenant General Ratnayake has also instructed to expel the soldier in custody from the Army, if proven guilty of the charges in accordance with the 'zero tolerance policy' of the Army on wrong-doers.

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