Last Updated : 22-08-2014 12:19

 

 
 

Court of Inquiry finds major guilty

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The army said yesterday that the Court of Inquiry appointed to investigate the assault on the army intelligence officer by a group of people allegedly led by a son of a prominent politician had been concluded, and the intelligence officer (a major) was found to be guilty of an offence as he was not on official duty at the time of the attack.

According to the findings of the court, the major was not on official duty although he had said that he was attending to official work at the time of incident which took place at the Hilton Colombo Residence.

The report prepared by the three member court will be handed over to the Legal Branch of the Sri Lanka Army which will make a comprehensive study of it.
The Legal Branch will hand it to Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya today.He will study it further and give his opinion.

Based on the opinion given by the Army Commander, the Legal Branch will take further action if required.

However, the major who sustained injuries and lost his revolver during the assault has since said in court that the sons of the two politicians had not assaulted him and he was ready to settle the matter.

The major had also stated in the court that he was in charge of the Sri Lanka Army's Colombo-South Intelligence Wing and had come to the scene to conduct an investigation into drugs after informing the relevant authorities.

When asked why he had decided to recant his recent statement, he had said that he made the statement while in a state of shock following the incident.

The Army Court of Inquiry is also in the process of recording statements from the major’s superiors. They have already recorded the statements of officers working under him.

The three member court is also investigating the consequences of the major's conduct, and whether he has brought the Army into disrepute by his actions. (Supun Dias)

 
 

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-12+463 # Nodrog 2012-09-24 07:16
The main culprit goes scott-free and the victim gets punished.
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-4+165 # Shafraz 2012-09-24 11:20
It is not new in Sri Lanka
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-5+87 # mm 2012-09-24 11:58
This is what most of us calling ---- 'Turning the plate'
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-4+60 # Dammika 2012-09-24 16:47
"Wonder of Asia" ... very good impression for lots of tourists in the country at the moment
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-5+433 # lankan 2012-09-24 07:21
Does this mean that you can get assaulted only when you are on duty. And if you get assaulted when you are not on duty that you do not have the right to ask for justice!
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-4+137 # Gamaraala 2012-09-24 07:58
What to say...
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-6+202 # Aruna 2012-09-24 08:11
We all knew this is coming ..
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-7+220 # habeeb 2012-09-24 08:23
Citizen when you will open your eyes....
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-6+184 # Medusa 2012-09-24 08:30
Finally the cat is out of the bag. First it was only an inquiry to ascertain the circumstances. Now he is the guilty party!
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-21+301 # King Kekille 2012-09-24 08:32
this is why we need the UN resolution on HR for all in Sri Lanka, not only Tamils.
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-4+68 # shanthapriya 2012-09-24 09:41
how can we, sri lankans deny such an allegation if somebody raise it.
it is up to the president to direct the authorities to do the justice in this matter if he is to protect the reputation of the country.
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-3+49 # Imran Hussein 2012-09-24 12:14
HR - These two letters are taboo for blind patriots here in the island, immedietly they will label anyone say these words as traitors.
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-2+43 # Antony Weerasinghe 2012-09-24 16:00
Now I understand what would have happened to tamils at the end of the war when this happens to an army major
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-5+141 # willows 2012-09-24 08:40
guys open your eyes
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-2+53 # Hope 2012-09-24 11:39
eyes opend,but now i wanna close my eyes
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-4+159 # Ajith 2012-09-24 08:42
A case that concluded in record time!!!!!!!
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-6+84 # Malaka Silva 2012-09-24 09:33
HA HA HA
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-94+33 # ana 2012-09-24 09:33
Not trying to justify the actions of Malaka, but the offence by the army officer is far worse than what was done by Makaka,, A trained army guy providing security for a known criminal is far worse than the assault.
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-1+27 # sach 2012-09-24 17:46
so u also bought their story?
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-0+58 # saif 2012-09-24 09:41
publicity saved his life....thanks media
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-12+66 # shan 2012-09-24 09:42
guys please stop commenting, go and watch the T20's............. atleast you can get some fun seeing the sixes and fours........ and of course the dancing the girls,,,,,,,,,, ,,

why bother commenting when you know nothing will be done.......... 3 cheers for our country!!!!
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-2+45 # sandman 2012-09-24 12:05
This is the type of attitude that has brought this upon us.I am not saying that I am different, but you, me and everyone single Lankan is a COWARD right to the very core of our souls and the government that rule us know this very well. They will continue to trample on us until Kingdom comes.
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-1+44 # Bushel 2012-09-24 09:48
That is Mervin Silva.......................!
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-1+59 # Public Abilik 2012-09-24 09:50
So it's final. Justice for the common man is finally dead. who is to be blamed? why, we are. Let keep electing thugs, lunatics and thieves to the Parliament. The miracle of Asia.
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-1+52 # Sandy 2012-09-24 09:50
Such a mad,crazy story.. and they expect us to believe such nonsense?

Please hang on to your brains friends.. don' t let it go in to shock!
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-0+80 # Roshan 2012-09-24 10:01
Major may be not on official duty, but he was assaulted by somebody, at least the common law should be applied.
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-1+79 # Mahendra 2012-09-24 10:04
THIS GOVERNMENT IS HEADING FOR DISASTER EVEN AFTER ALL THOSE WAR EFFORTS BECAUSE OF SOME THUGS GIVING BIRTH TO ANOTHER THUG!! OPEN YOPUR EYES BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
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-0+47 # Trehan Munasinghe 2012-09-24 10:05
We all knew this would be the ultimate result... things are so predictable, its sad that I'm not a gambling man like some....I'm shocked that he was in a state of Shock.... !!! Best course of action is to stay out of trouble, and stay at home and let these Politico's and their Sons have their day , because it is their own actions that will eventually bring about their end.
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-0+27 # sandman 2012-09-24 12:08
Hopefully the end would be sooner than later !!!!
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-3+40 # Ansari 2012-09-24 10:13
The best justice is God He knows better than us; he will penalize anyone behind the scene of the incident.
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-0+36 # ase 2012-09-24 10:17
digreas for those whom we respected most, our heros are becomming zeros.
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-75+7 # Old Man 2012-09-24 10:18
We love our contry. this is our motherland. I'm with Marvin & this Gov.
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-1+39 # Sammy 2012-09-24 10:23
What is happening to justice in this country?
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-1+33 # dev 2012-09-24 10:40
seriously don't know where this country heading towards,
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-0+26 # jayantha 2012-09-24 11:21
Sri Lankans needs a change.
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-0+30 # Matalan 2012-09-24 11:25
Evidence enough to stuff their faces with for all the alleged 60% who keep voting for thugs that SL is truly on par with Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.
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-0+28 # Shan 2012-09-24 11:31
Is justice available those in duty only?
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-21+6 # Thushara 2012-09-24 11:55
People learn to respect the court decision
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-0+24 # AMILA.G 2012-09-24 11:57
Justice par excellence. What a shame.
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-0+14 # Yehiya 2012-09-24 12:05
Thanks to Judical service & former CJ bring to this court under constitution.
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-0+36 # Benumbed 2012-09-24 12:52
Makes me sad that I chose to live and work in this country. And now too old to go back or elsewhere.
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-0+0 # LTTE 2012-09-26 17:14
You are not late. Come here and support LTTE. Blame Sri Lanka. We will support for US resolution and bring the better opposition to rule the country.
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-0+13 # Kumar 2012-09-24 15:28
So, where was this incident supposed to have taken place? Zimbabwe??? No surprise.... eh!
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-0+8 # Theepan 2012-09-24 15:28
If anyone can recollect in 2009 will understand what the future of Sri Lanka will be.............. God Bless My Country
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-0+15 # nalaka 2012-09-24 15:30
Guilty for getting hammered by criminals son what a country
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-0+12 # Countryman 2012-09-24 15:34
Not a surprise...Conclusion was well know by all folks even prior to conduct inquiry ...joke of era
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-0+13 # iqbal 2012-09-24 15:44
where is the justice??
Inocent get punished .
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-0+14 # Rom 2012-09-24 15:56
its fair and clear why so many Srilankans want to get out of the country hook or crook!!!!!!! The end is neigh!
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-0+12 # Vernon Phillander 2012-09-24 16:15
Wake up Sri Lanka
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-0+10 # sam 2012-09-24 17:42
They never wake up until this happen to their family.
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-12+8 # sizzler 2012-09-24 16:20
Guys don't blame the government. The voters eyes are opened widely as you can judge by the recently concluded 3 provincial council elections.
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-0+20 # Sahanaya 2012-09-24 17:12
Alibaba and his two hundred fifty thieves destroying the country.
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-0+15 # PROTEST 2012-09-24 17:31
What if i go an hammer the Major,will i be famous too?,by the way my dad is not an politician...
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-1+11 # sam 2012-09-24 17:41
Mervin knows that malaka will be in danger so now he migrates to USA. What drama. Sri lankan animal and SL army deserve this and i wish this major should go to prison.
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-2+12 # P. Malaka Silva 2012-09-24 17:43
All of you guys are fools....don't waste your time by commeting. It's my country, my world!
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-0+1 # Ansari 2012-09-25 13:10
Sooner or later justice will prevail at any time; wait and see.
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