Jul 05, 2022

Army officer who kicked civilian, relieved of all duties

The Officer who was seen kicking a citizen at the Yaggapitiya filling station has been relieved of all his duties with immediate effect.

The decision was reached by the Army Commander Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage until a five-member Court of Inquiry submits its recommendations over the incident.

A parallel military investigation of the Sri Lanka Army Corps of Military Police is also underway while statements are being recorded.

The Security Force Headquarters-West yesterday appointed a five-member Court of Inquiry, headed by a Brigade Commander to investigate the incident and table recommendations.


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