Four soldiers in custody over YouTube video

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The Army’s Military Police are currently questioning four soldiers with regard to the leaked video footage which went on YouTube showing a group of trainee women soldiers being harassed at an Army Camp in Anuradhapura.

Adjutant General Mahinda Hathurusinghe said four soldiers were arrested by the Military Police and were being further questioned.

“During investigations it was found that the platoon commander was not aware of the situation and the cruelty treatment meted out to the trainee women soldiers by the soldiers in custody,” he said.

The video was leaked to YouTube last month. It was found out that the video footage was recorded by a group of Army personnel in October 2012.
The Army was informed about the incident on March 4 this year.

In a statement issued soon after the video was found on the internet, the Military said, “the punitive methods employed by the instructors were not in line with prescribed army procedures.”

The video footage shows female recruits being harassed and assaulted with sticks during a training session by both male and female soldiers.(Supun Dias)
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  • Suq Madique Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:54 AM

    The US and UK soldier did worse things to their prisoners.

    Amschel Saturday, 05 April 2014 04:54 AM

    Are the perpetrators in custody or the others which recorded this and uploaded it to YouTube. The word "leaked" says already a lot. Usually action is taken against the persons who highlighted it.

    kith udugama Monday, 07 April 2014 04:23 AM

    Kill the messenger ?????

    Sj Saturday, 05 April 2014 03:52 PM

    got arrested for revealing the truth ? Madness.

    indo.gypsy Sunday, 06 April 2014 02:41 PM

    Here you are talking about your sister

    Kapil Saturday, 05 April 2014 11:24 AM

    Whistle blowers should not be punished. via DM Android App

    freking Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:23 AM

    Some seniors also appeared in C4 videos that are still available in YouTube. via DM Android App

    freking Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:26 AM

    DRAMA. via DM Android App

    Amelie Sunday, 06 April 2014 02:47 AM

    rosebud. What you are telling is truth!

    alfred Sunday, 06 April 2014 04:45 PM

    If your sister was roughed up this way would you say the same???

    gona Saturday, 05 April 2014 05:29 PM

    Always innocent get punished and killed in Sri Lanka. developed country? via DM iPad app

    tough guy Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:59 AM

    Ane.! Ane.! It is not for modeling these women are training for. It's the armed services. This is nothing compared the roughing-up we went through in our Cadet training at school...!!! via DM iPad app

    tough guy Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:59 AM

    Ane.! Ane.! It is not for modeling these women are training for. It's the armed services. This is nothing compared the roughing-up we went through in our Cadet training at school...!!! via DM iPad app

    rosebud Saturday, 05 April 2014 06:57 PM

    All armed forces must operate according to a set of rules. Those who deviate must be punished. If not we are all in danger of living in fear and the rule of law shall not prevail. via DM Android App


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