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* Senior Army officer involved in assaulting a civilian at fuel station relieved of all duties until investigations are over
Tue, Jul 5, 2022, 07:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 05, Colombo: Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage has ordered to relieve the Army Lieutenant Colonel who was accused of assaulting a civilian at a fuel station in Yaggapitiya, Kurunegala area.

The Security Force Headquarters - West on Monday (4) appointed a five-member Court of Inquiry, headed by a Brigade Commander to go deep into the issue, related to this Senior Officer's conduct and make its recommendations, the Army Media Unit said.

The Army Commander, has relieved the Officer involved in the incident at Yaggapitiya Petrol Station of all his duties with immediate effect until the 5-member Court of Inquiry recommendations are received.

A video clip showing an Army officer kicking a man at Yaggapitiya fuel station in the Dorahitiyawa Police Division has gone viral on social media.

A parallel military investigation of the Sri Lanka Army Corps of Military Police (SLACMP) about the incident is also underway recording statements.

 

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