Army to probe video

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Upon finding a Youtube video depicting a group female recruits being harassed by some female as well as male instructors, the Commander of the Army had ordered an investigation on March 04, the army announced today.

Issuing a statement military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that the investigation which is being carried out by the Sri Lanka Army Corps of Military Police has so far revealed that the video in question is an authentic one.

The incident depicted in the video had taken place in October 2012 at a camp in Anuradhapura where some female recruits were being trained.

According to a preliminary report the instructors have punished the recruits for an act in violation of military discipline. However, the method adopted is not in accordance with standard procedures prescribed for such corrective punitive actions. It has been found that the individuals who carried out this excessive action had over stepped their mandate and acted in their own volition.

“Being disciplined organizations the Armies all over the world have standing procedures when it comes to disciplining the soldiers especially during formative period of initial training. Such actions are designed as corrective measures and have to be authorized by appropriate authorities. In this instance no such authorization had been obtained. Further, the punitive methods employed by the instructors were not in line with prescribed procedures,” he said.

The statement also said that considering these observations the Commander of the Army has ordered the authorities to follow up this case with strict disciplinary actions against all those who have violated military code of conduct. He has further reiterated that there would be zero tolerance for conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline throughout the Army.
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  • C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 23 March 2014 02:48 AM

    Mr. esan, disciplined to the extent of giving false evidence against their Commander (to jail him) who won the war, who was the best army commander in the world, and obtained higher echelons.

    ind Saturday, 22 March 2014 01:08 PM

    Must give maximum punishment for them if it's true.

    junior Sunday, 23 March 2014 01:14 PM

    If they are treating our own female soldiers like this? We can imagine what happened to ISAIPRIYA???

    Fawzan Sunday, 23 March 2014 02:58 AM

    [quote name="esan"]we agree SL army one of the most disciplinary organization in world via DM Android App[/quote]

    You have a very good sense of humour

    mack Saturday, 22 March 2014 08:56 PM

    how did u (army)come to the conclusion that it's authentic? via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 24 March 2014 04:07 AM

    [quote name="Suq Madique"]Find them and punish them. Don't allow the misdeeds of a few morons to tarnish the good name of the majority.[/quote]
    Actually it is the other way around.

    shaju Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:16 AM

    This is just the TIP OF THE ICE BERG, more will surface out soon.

    Azee Sunday, 23 March 2014 01:20 PM

    Don't compare with Channel 4- this is an authentic video . via DM Android App

    ASD Sunday, 23 March 2014 02:46 PM

    All fabricated drama. via DM Android App

    indi Sunday, 23 March 2014 09:57 AM

    Harakta wath gahanne nehe mehema minissu. thamangema sahodara sevakayanta mehemanam LTTE ekata kohoma gahanna edda. Genewa yavanna ona video ekak.

    esan Saturday, 22 March 2014 04:09 PM

    we agree SL army one of the most disciplinary organization in world via DM Android App

    Selva Sunday, 23 March 2014 10:56 AM

    Wow what a medical miracle

    Sarath Saturday, 22 March 2014 04:40 PM

    oh! it's not channel 4 or any Geneva involvement to blame this time. via DM Android App

    marikkar Sunday, 23 March 2014 10:57 AM

    This site is 100% pro govt. and bias towards the reporting of the news and views.

    Suq Madique Sunday, 23 March 2014 12:02 PM

    Find them and punish them. Don't allow the misdeeds of a few morons to tarnish the good name of the majority.

    pons Sunday, 23 March 2014 01:56 AM

    when we were cadets in 60's70' same sort of punishment were the order of the day ,now the forces are much disciplined.

    Rohan1 Saturday, 22 March 2014 11:54 AM

    'According to a preliminary report the instructors have punished the recruits for an act in violation of military discipline. However, the method adopted is not in accordance with standard procedures prescribed for such corrective punitive actions."

    The first and second sentences contradict each other. And... trying to slap is a discipline technique???


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