Major arrested over club incident

28 February 2010 03:16 pm - 45     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An Army Major has been arrested and remanded over an incident at a club in Bambalapitiya where he had brandished his weapon, threatened the staff and damaged property worth over Rs. 5 lacks.

The Major, identified as Ranjith Kumara, was arrested by the military police and produced before the Mount Lavinia additional Magistrate today. He was remanded till March 10 and the police said they are on the lookout for two others in connection with the incident.

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  • Monday, 01 March 2010 05:48 AM

    Bad leadership in the army.... deterirating like the police due to ploiticalisation

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:49 AM

    Hey the majority wants this way that is the reason MR won with all the corruption etc

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:49 AM

    Watch out, he may be pardoned if he admits his part in the coup.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:51 AM

    thid major will also get out, if he consnets to support this regime in the elections... wait and see

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:52 AM

    lot more to follow, like the police, this place his also politicalised now

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:55 AM


    Monday, 01 March 2010 06:32 AM

    Its a matter of character, discipline and values. Nothing to do with what you claim.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 06:34 AM

    i he is still a serving officer why not charge him at a military court?

    Monday, 01 March 2010 06:46 AM

    arasoysa is 100% correct

    Monday, 01 March 2010 12:03 PM

    Q :Why do we hear all these only now?

    A: Beasue now politics has entered the Army .

    Monday, 01 March 2010 12:08 PM

    If our leaders can politicise the army & be so indiscipline why not the army?
    There are more impending disasters which will reflect the sad state of affairs for our nation.

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 06:31 PM

    Eiher this guy is a government supporter or with opposite supporter this rerfelects what is the" Decipline "of our militery. Whose fault is this.It is the Government.

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 07:04 PM

    These are the individuals who tarnish the collective good image of our brave army. Virtually unheard of during Gen.SF's time. Where is the discipline?

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 09:05 PM

    This is disgusting. Man is innocent until proven guilty. If found guilty he should get the haviest penalty which could be imposed in the land. These people take the uniform and the title for granted. I would like to know what sort of education he has had and where?

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 09:28 PM

    The Army had the discipline during SF era. No incidents. No rape cases. No Corruption. Everything has changed within few months. No good

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 09:42 PM

    when the war on they all heros and professional masteros
    now become zeros and classless thugs ???

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 10:00 PM

    Did Military Police check this man's credentials (references etc) before joining the army as a an officer cadet? Did military police check this man's character before joining the army?? If not there may be many more officers out there in the Army with similar character !!! BE AWARE of them!!!!!!

    Sunday, 28 February 2010 10:44 PM

    Major should know they are now only ceremony soldiers after the War. They shouldn't try the tricks they did while war was on. See now how they now found the Lasantha's murderer?

    Monday, 01 March 2010 12:11 AM

    Prof. Peiris!

    Will he be Court Martialled and also charged before the Magistrates' Court? Why not lock him up in a windowless room pending investigations and interrogation?

    Monday, 01 March 2010 12:34 AM

    Way to go down Sri Lanka ! so much courruption from top to bottom. Who suffers? just you and me !!

    Monday, 01 March 2010 12:37 AM


    Monday, 01 March 2010 12:38 AM

    Why not court marshalthis Army Major if he is arrested by the military police???

    Monday, 01 March 2010 12:38 AM

    this is a game calle "follow the leader..weldone mr. fonseka

    Monday, 01 March 2010 01:08 AM

    An Army without a Commander, like a bull in a china shop.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 01:29 AM

    Is he a supporter of General Sarath Fonseka? is that why he was arrested? whether its a Major or a Politician he should be arrested like in other countries, but what about the politicians and their children who had being doing the same thing in the past. Why were they not arrested?

    Monday, 01 March 2010 02:22 AM

    Lack of professionalism!

    Monday, 01 March 2010 02:27 AM

    War is Over...Best Commander in the Jail... Now It's Fun Time...!

    Monday, 01 March 2010 03:17 AM

    ah! now that is interesting, whether he will be an SF supporter...!!!! Possibly another lame excuse to fight for rights! Yes, Police must keep looking for the Army, as they are the most honest & reliable forces right now in the country!

    Monday, 01 March 2010 03:19 AM

    What Has happened to the DISCIPLINE of the Sri Lanka Army?
    When General Sarath Fonseka was in charge what a great discipline we so in our ARMY.This is what happens when Army higher Officers LICK the Borns of dirty Politicos.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 03:21 AM

    There will be several misconducts by officers of the Forces, as there will be a breakdown in discipline with the politication of the Forces - those who remain in the Forces are mostly political stooges. So this is characteristic of the incumbent govt

    Monday, 01 March 2010 03:36 AM

    This is wrong, But similar thing happend few years back and those culprit was ex-parlimentarian.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 03:53 AM

    Sons of 03 politicins did the same and managed to get out of it

    Monday, 01 March 2010 03:54 AM

    Not surprising - Police politicised & they run amok with Vass Gunawardenas & B'pitiya incidents - now Army is being politicised and expect more of this.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 10:13 AM

    Well said, excellent question to be asked from GL Peiris. Come on Peiris, whats your answer now. Be a honest judge in this matter. Punish him or even hang him.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 04:07 AM

    Will be charged because he was sympathetic to SF

    Monday, 01 March 2010 04:07 AM

    This is why accusations against general Fonseka must be dealt with severely. Otherwise Army officers will be runnign the country and it will be worse than today....

    Monday, 01 March 2010 04:25 AM

    Game Kassippu beepuwung clubs awanang mehema thamai wenne.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 07:13 PM

    There is no discipline within the Army. When Sarath Fonseka was at the helm, we never heard of such things.

    Monday, 01 March 2010 07:40 PM

    Throw him in jail, court-martial him, country does not need thugs like him ...

    Monday, 01 March 2010 04:32 AM

    No General - no discipline in the Army. A few days ago, army officers were accused of rape charges of a child. Now this - what next?

    Monday, 01 March 2010 04:36 AM

    The Army is very much in the news these days, and for all the wrong reasons. What has now become of them ?

    Monday, 01 March 2010 04:58 AM

    Are you insaine, Now the leader is JJ and not SF

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:01 AM

    Is he another from the Fonseka faction?

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:05 AM

    Clear indication of lack of discipline, reason is the best Army commander has put behind the bars for nothing and now ship without a captain

    Monday, 01 March 2010 05:06 AM

    Don;t forget the rape of a ten year old girl in Batti

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