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Army Commander Daya Ratnayake has appointed a Board of Inquiry headed by Adjutant General of the Sri Lanka Army Major General Jagath Dias to inquire into the allegations levelled against the army during the  Weliweriya incident on Thursday.

Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said the five-member board would investigate into all allegations against the military including the alleged assault on civilians and journalists and the killing of a youth.

 “The Army will also be subject to a police inquiry and an internal probe” he said.

Earlier the Colombo Crimes Division was assigned to investigate the violence which led to the death of a 17-year-old student.

Villagers alleged that the Army assaulted them and opened fire while they were protesting.

Commenting on the Army presence in the area which was visible till last evening, Brigadier Wanigasuriya said that the Army was gradually moving out of the area.

“The numbers have been reduced and the army will move out once the situation returns to normal,” he said. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 03 August 2013 07:07 AM

    Just like setting a thief to catch a thief. This must be one of the worst jokes played on the innocent people whose only cry was for safe drinking water. Most probably, the army men were bored without any action and used this opportunity to flex their muscles.

    Dammika Friday, 02 August 2013 05:08 PM

    Bullshit .... whom are you trying to fool.

    idiot Saturday, 03 August 2013 01:08 PM

    no need inquiries ... the people shot themselves ... everybody saw that

    Premalal Friday, 02 August 2013 05:29 PM

    This is how this country will be ruled. The message to the country at large is. "We hold the gun, do as you are told"

    khalid Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    how about drinking water for the villagers? via DM Android App

    Saskia Friday, 02 August 2013 05:42 PM

    I already know the result of this inquiry.

    The British Empire Saturday, 03 August 2013 02:50 PM

    some of you are SOOO quick to blame the Army, who sacrificed their lives, limbs, eyes, for 35 years...!!! They are the ones to come to save you, and they SHOULD be the ones to be balmed for handling the situations, isn't it? This is why Prabhakaran said "Sinhalese have NO gratitude, and they forget EVERYTHING just in 2 weeks.." Sinhalese are the ones who betray their beautiful country to dirty, filthy Tamils..!!

    The British Empire Saturday, 03 August 2013 02:50 PM

    Really...? The police could not control them, as the police were injured by these out of control people. So, the Army had to go there.

    Citizen Saturday, 03 August 2013 03:27 PM

    This is called "horage ammagen pena aseema". So we know the result.

    varuna Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    horage ammagen pena aheema via DM Android App

    Prometheus Friday, 02 August 2013 01:45 PM

    Court of Inquiry findings are as follows: "Peaceful army personnel were attacked by unruly villagers and the villagers went on to attack themselves resulting in the death on one person. Army is fully exonerated and blame lies 100% with the villages". Concluded.

    true citizen Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:00 AM

    No inquiry on soldiers... who command them to involve, it's polices duty, Army is to safe guard the national security, not to sell vegetable out or to make walk path or to thuggery at the public. via DM Android App

    Cobra Friday, 02 August 2013 01:46 PM

    An inquiry that will go nowhere at the end of the day!

    M.O.A.Careem Friday, 02 August 2013 01:47 PM

    conduct an independent inquiry

    Reader Friday, 02 August 2013 01:48 PM

    Why internal inquiry. Should be a public one to investigate what the Army has done.

    R.Dias Friday, 02 August 2013 01:52 PM

    Hik..hik..hik..

    Silva de Mervin Friday, 02 August 2013 01:55 PM

    Inquiry?

    They must be joking!

    Mack Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:00 AM

    this is how they (Govt & Army)behaved with the Tamils.now it has come full circle to haunt the Sinhalese.now will see who lights crackers and cuts milkrice via DM Android App

    Park Friday, 02 August 2013 02:04 PM

    Appoint a presidential commission with no outcome.

    RajasH Friday, 02 August 2013 02:06 PM

    Commenting on the Army presence in the area which was visible till last evening, Brigadier Wanigasuriya said that the "Army was gradually moving out of the area."
    “The numbers have been reduced and the army will move out once the situation returns to normal,” he said.

    why not so in the pre dominantly Tamil areas of Nrthe and East?

    Informer Friday, 02 August 2013 12:00 AM

    The Army murderers who are responsible should be shot!!! via DM Android App

    Dinesh Friday, 02 August 2013 02:18 PM

    Get ready for sanctions....

    All the promotions done overseas by the LTTE has come true.


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