13th September 2021 10:55:33 Hours
The Sri Lanka Army Military Police, extending its full cooperation for conduct of Police investigations into the murder of the husband of a Grama Seva (GS) Niladarini (female state official) in Mattakkuliya Police area in the past few days after the incident was intimated, have initiated its own parallel investigations into the incident in order to ascertain the involvement of any Army personnel in the crime, following instructions given by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.
Preliminary Police reports confirmed that one Corporal attached to an Army camp in Mattakkuliya area, suspected to have maintained contact with the victim's family has been implicated in the murder of this person allegedly with the support of a few more suspects, who have been identified by the Police at Mattakkuliya.
The Commander of the Army on hearing of the incident instructed relevant Army authorities to immediately take strict disciplinary action against any Army personnel, if found guilty in accordance with 'zero tolerance' policy of the organization against criminal acts. (Ends)