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The Sri Lanka Army yesterday categorically denied a recent statement, alleged to have been made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, the head of an ethnic reconciliation body on sexual exploitation and abuses of Tamil women by the Army in the post war scenario.

"At a time when the Government is genuinely committed to the Rule of Law and Reconciliation, baseless assertions of this nature would only jeopardize the reconciliation process," the army headquarters said in a statement.

Full Statement

The Army Headquarters has noted with dismay a recent statement, alleged to have been made by the head of an ethnic reconciliation body on sexual exploitation and abuses of Tamil women by the Army in the post war scenario. The Army categorically denies the same as a baseless allegation.

In 2010, civil administration was firmly established in the North and the Army withdrew from all forms of civil administration.

Since then, the Army has not been involved in administration concerning civilians, and the question of sexual exploitation and abuses during the said process does not hence arise.

Regrettably, the author of this statement has made unsubstantiated and baseless assertions without specifying any incident of sexual exploitation or abuse.

The Army wishes to place on record that it has a Zero Tolerance Policy on sexual abuses as evidenced in Premawathi Manamperi case in 1971, Krishanthi Kumaraswamy case and Rajini Vellaydunpillai case that took place during the period 1995-2005. In all these instances, the Army fully cooperated with the civil court cases against the accused who were on trial, resulting in death penalty.

In line with this principle, the Army always takes stern action on Army personnel against whom ex facie cases have been and discharged summarily from the Army despite acquittal/pending action in civil courts. It shall continue to pursue this policy.

At a time when the Government is genuinely committed to the Rule of Law and Reconciliation, baseless assertions of this nature would only jeopardize the reconciliation process.

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  • Ganesh Sunday, 19 February 2017 04:34 PM

    Not a single person who has common sense will never accept the denial of the army even any army in the world is not exception of this nature of misbehaviour which is inevitable though morally implausible

    chandra Sunday, 19 February 2017 05:19 PM

    This is not first time that sattelite lie via DM Android App

    ravin Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:32 PM

    It so happen got caught purchasing some foreign liquor recently.

    Jans Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:51 PM

    CBK please Kindly Respect our Professional Army Personnels Do not Ever forget today we are Enjoyed our Freedom else where because of THEM via DM Android App

    Sugath Sunday, 19 February 2017 08:40 PM

    CBK representing Clinton Foundation which is bounden to the LTTE interests. via DM Android App

    Ganesh Sunday, 19 February 2017 10:06 PM

    Your professional army is not critisised but some bad elements among them are critised Just because bringing peace to you , no one is supposed to kill innocent lives in thousands and asking sexual bribery which is stated by a former head of your government by getting information from victims so do not talk nonsense instead of sense

    Citizen Sunday, 19 February 2017 01:37 PM

    This is another whisky talk

    Hijja Sunday, 19 February 2017 02:41 PM

    The army can only issue these statements with permission of higher ups. It means MS and RW doesn't won't CBK putting her hand into politics

    ceylon Sunday, 19 February 2017 03:27 PM

    just watch you tube videos done by soldiers about rape and killings of young girls in srilanka. via DM Android App


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