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By Kshanika Argent


A special investigations unit has been sent by the Army to assist the Diyathalawa military police who are carrying out investigations regarding a complaint by a woman army deserter alleging that she was raped by three police officers in Buttala.

Speaking to Daily Mirror online, Brigadier Major General UAB Medawela said that a special unit has been appointed but could not comment on progress made as investigations are still under way.

The former woman soldier who lodged the complaint was attached to the Gajaba Regiment and is a resident of Udugama in Galle. She had earlier claimed that she had visited the Buttala Police regarding a dispute with a lover when the incident took place.

It is alleged that instead of helping her, three police officers on duty including an Inspector had raped her and produced her two days later before Wellawaya Magistrate for deserting the army.

She was later handed over to the Military Police who recorded her complaint against the Buttala police. The police is also investigating her claims. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • citizen1 Thursday, 29 July 2010 06:16 AM

    you need a dictionary

    pj Wednesday, 28 July 2010 06:11 PM

    However low a man sinks, he can never reach the level of the Police!

    Maruwa Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:36 AM

    that is sri lanka's law, No one can go to police station to seek justice.

    Das Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:23 PM

    The army is doing what the police do, in police stations.

    Suba Thursday, 29 July 2010 02:16 AM

    The Police is not above the law either, although they do some atrocious things and then try to get away. The cops must be punished severely if found guilty.

    Canadian Sinhalaya Friday, 30 July 2010 04:15 AM

    WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT LAWS OF '''''IRAN '''''' IN SRILANKA..IT IS CALLED ''''''SHARIA LAW '''''' WHICH MAY BE 2000 YEARS OLD..... RECENTLY IRAN CUT 5 THEIVES HANDS ( DUE TO STEALING SOMETHING IN THAT COUNTRY ) SRI LANKA LAWS ARE TOO RELAXED,IT IS TIME TO HAVE TOUGH LAWS.....

    """""""""""""""" CANADIAN SINHALAYA """"""""""""""""

    sltk2004 Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:16 AM

    Lets see how the army would treat their own...

    NB Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:30 AM

    Bravo PJ... The saying of the decade.....

    citizen1 Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:38 AM

    The police force are a scornful lot.

    roshan raz Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:50 AM

    where is the woman deserter now. still living ?? better protect her. how can public trust police when the army even does not trust them.

    M.H.Sheriff Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:10 AM

    What a pity, a woman soldier cant make a complaint at the police station, imagine a ordinary woman going to the police station, what will be her plight.

    Same way they intimidated the mother of that dead student who was assaulted by Police at Ruhunu university by twisting facts , later succumbed to the injuries
    & died in the hospital.

    jehan Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:49 AM

    'Scornful'?

    KD Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:22 AM

    It is normal for any armed force to have their own investigations. Nothing to get too excited about.

    Mohamed Shafraz Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:31 PM

    Good move!

    Munas Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:43 AM

    We need genuine investigation.

    Gona Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:48 AM

    when Tamil women complained of rape it's not the same.

    NB Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:54 AM

    you got your name right....

    Rattapakse Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:15 PM

    So, the Army does not trust the Police investigation?

    gerry Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:36 PM

    Which one mate?


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