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* Sri Lanka Army arrests soldiers trying to sell dry rations to a trader
Sat, Jul 19, 2014, 08:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 19, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Military Police surveillance squad has arrested a group of Army soldiers when they attempted to sell the dry rations they were transporting.

The Army said a surveillance team of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) had followed the military vehicle that was transporting the dry rations of a camp Saturday (July 19) and apprehended the soldiers when they attempted to sell off a stock of rice and other dry rations to an outside trader in Gelioya, Gampola after the stock had been transported out.

The Army, on strict directives from Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, has recently deployed a random 'surveillance team' of the SLCMP aiming to curb any irregularities, corruption and malpractices and minimize wastages or abuse if any, taking place in military formations.

The SLCMP flying squads have followed the vehicle carrying the Army dry rations closely and apprehended the suspects while dealing with a private trader in a close by town for the sale of the stolen stock.

SLCMP members have immediately arrested the soldiers with the consignment and they were taken in for questioning, together with the Army vehicle.

If those soldiers were found guilty through a Court of Inquiry, appointed, they are to be discharged from the Army with immediate effect, to be in line with the Commander's 'zero tolerance' policy on wrong-doers, the Army said.

Further investigations are in progress.

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