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Army probing alleged rape by soldier in Haiti

2013-09-18 07:25:39
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The Army is investigating allegations made by the international media that a Sri Lankan soldier posted in Haiti had raped an 18-year-old woman

“We have launched a separate investigation into the incident, the United Nations is also investigating it and action will be taken if the officer is found guilty,” Military Spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya told Daily Mirror Online.

Earlier the international media in an e-mailed report said the UN was aware about allegations made against a military staff member and that a preliminary investigation had been launched to determine the facts of the case.

International media reports said: “According to Metropole Haiti, the alleged assault occurred off National Highway #2 on Saturday when an 18-year old woman was approached by a Sri Lankan UN military officer. A Justice of the Peace, conducting a preliminary investigation, visited the site of the alleged assault on Sunday and found a used condom. Further tests are being conducted, according to the report. The accused has been moved to a different MINUSTAH base in another part of the country as the investigation unfolds. As of July 30, Sri Lanka had over 860 troops stationed in Haiti, making it the third largest troop contributing country to the 9 year-old mission.”
 


  Comments - 34

  • Brumpya Wednesday, 18 September 2013 07:59

    Haiti ehema unnath Lankawe ehema wenna ba!

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    Suq Madique Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:02

    Pathetic how everyone seems to have already judged the case even before the inquiry is over. Typical morons!

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    Brumpya Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:00

    Now wait for the denials. Ha Ha Ha!

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    Batty Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:23

    Boys will be boys.

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    SunethTRP Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:39

    What a pathetic response! What a pitiful attitude. Is it a wonder that we rank high on UN's rapists statistics'!

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    Nathan Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:29

    what about the allegations happened in north east during the war.

    Reply : 0       5

    SAM_SPARROW Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:11

    sadly nobody cares bro.

    Reply : 0       4

    kirthi Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:08

    wrong. a lot of people care

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    kirthi Wednesday, 18 September 2013 17:30

    wonder where he was in 2009

    Reply : 0       1

    Saskia Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:33

    No investigation needed to confirm it because we already know what would have happened.

    Reply : 0       4

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:20

    Ever heard the saying 'innocent till proven guilty'?

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    kumar Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:41

    Shall we ask the UN to give an option for the accused to conduct his own investigations and to submit the report?

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    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:50

    That applies for civilized human beings but not these southern yakko types.

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    Saskia Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:33

    Have you ever heard that experience in the past can tell you something?

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    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 19 September 2013 05:29

    Provided the alledged incident is inquired in to by an independant judicial authority.

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    james bond Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:34

    rusians to americans,germans to japanese,indians to sri lankamns,it seems rape is a duty of criminals in military.

    Reply : 0       0

    Dee Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:47

    nice!

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    Reply Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:25

    Finally the commander would say "international conspiracy"

    Reply : 2       2

    Doliya Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:39

    Girl raped heself

    Reply : 0       1

    KIKI Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:43

    I can not remember anything

    Reply : 0       0

    puresrilankan Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:48

    I've heard of a lot of rape stories in the recent past but this is the first with a condom. And she kept her alleged rapers condom? wonder what really happened.

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    ANTON Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:16

    WE SRILANKAN ARE ABOUT TO SET A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD IN NUMBER OF RAPES.

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    mollamaari Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:11

    Do not insult our Ranawiru. They do not shoot /rape unnecessarily!!

    Reply : 0       0

    mataraman Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:32

    Hon WW will say it is a wetern conspiricy agsinst Sri Lanka to damage Commonwealth summit.

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    Dr. J.R.J Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:40

    International Raping mission !!!! what else to say.

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    jacoobeja Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:01

    was that female item "dead" while you perform the "humanitarian" act ? hail three gems !!!!!!!

    Reply : 0       0

    singing fish Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:43

    Inborn character.

    Reply : 0       0

    Szana Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:36

    Why investigations now? To please whom?
    UN?

    Reply : 0       0

    Bathiya Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:32

    This fellows penny should be cut

    Reply : 0       1

    Fawzan Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:31

    Non of the local rape was investigated so far. MAny such allegation in the former war zone.

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