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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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  • Roshan Monday, 24 September 2012 04:31 AM

    Major may be not on official duty, but he was assaulted by somebody, at least the common law should be applied.

    Mahendra Monday, 24 September 2012 04:34 AM

    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!

    Vernon Phillander Monday, 24 September 2012 10:45 AM

    Wake up Sri Lanka

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 24 September 2012 04:35 AM

    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.

    sizzler Monday, 24 September 2012 10:50 AM

    Guys don't blame the government. The voters eyes are opened widely as you can judge by the recently concluded 3 provincial council elections.

    Ansari Monday, 24 September 2012 04:43 AM

    The best justice is God He knows better than us; he will penalize anyone behind the scene of the incident.

    ase Monday, 24 September 2012 04:47 AM

    digreas for those whom we respected most, our heros are becomming zeros.

    Old Man Monday, 24 September 2012 04:48 AM

    We love our contry. this is our motherland. I'm with Marvin & this Gov.

    Dammika Monday, 24 September 2012 11:17 AM

    "Wonder of Asia" ... very good impression for lots of tourists in the country at the moment

    Sammy Monday, 24 September 2012 04:53 AM

    What is happening to justice in this country?

    LTTE Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:44 AM

    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.

    dev Monday, 24 September 2012 05:10 AM

    seriously don't know where this country heading towards,

    Sahanaya Monday, 24 September 2012 11:42 AM

    Alibaba and his two hundred fifty thieves destroying the country.

    PROTEST Monday, 24 September 2012 12:01 PM

    What if i go an hammer the Major,will i be famous too?,by the way my dad is not an politician...

    Shafraz Monday, 24 September 2012 05:50 AM

    It is not new in Sri Lanka

    jayantha Monday, 24 September 2012 05:51 AM

    Sri Lankans needs a change.

    sam Monday, 24 September 2012 12:11 PM

    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.

    Matalan Monday, 24 September 2012 05:55 AM

    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.

    Nodrog Monday, 24 September 2012 01:46 AM

    The main culprit goes scott-free and the victim gets punished.

    sam Monday, 24 September 2012 12:12 PM

    They never wake up until this happen to their family.

    lankan Monday, 24 September 2012 01:51 AM

    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!

    Shan Monday, 24 September 2012 06:01 AM

    Is justice available those in duty only?

    P. Malaka Silva Monday, 24 September 2012 12:13 PM

    All of you guys are fools....don't waste your time by commeting. It's my country, my world!

    sach Monday, 24 September 2012 12:16 PM

    so u also bought their story?

    Hope Monday, 24 September 2012 06:09 AM

    eyes opend,but now i wanna close my eyes

    Gamaraala Monday, 24 September 2012 02:28 AM

    What to say...

    Aruna Monday, 24 September 2012 02:41 AM

    We all knew this is coming ..

    Thushara Monday, 24 September 2012 06:25 AM

    People learn to respect the court decision

    AMILA.G Monday, 24 September 2012 06:27 AM

    Justice par excellence. What a shame.

    habeeb Monday, 24 September 2012 02:53 AM

    Citizen when you will open your eyes....

    mm Monday, 24 September 2012 06:28 AM

    This is what most of us calling ---- 'Turning the plate'

    Ansari Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:40 AM

    Sooner or later justice will prevail at any time; wait and see.

    Medusa Monday, 24 September 2012 03:00 AM

    Finally the cat is out of the bag. First it was only an inquiry to ascertain the circumstances. Now he is the guilty party!

    Yehiya Monday, 24 September 2012 06:35 AM

    Thanks to Judical service & former CJ bring to this court under constitution.

    King Kekille Monday, 24 September 2012 03:02 AM

    this is why we need the UN resolution on HR for all in Sri Lanka, not only Tamils.

    sandman Monday, 24 September 2012 06:35 AM

    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.

    willows Monday, 24 September 2012 03:10 AM

    guys open your eyes

    sandman Monday, 24 September 2012 06:38 AM

    Hopefully the end would be sooner than later !!!!

    Ajith Monday, 24 September 2012 03:12 AM

    A case that concluded in record time!!!!!!!

    Imran Hussein Monday, 24 September 2012 06:44 AM

    HR - These two letters are taboo for blind patriots here in the island, immedietly they will label anyone say these words as traitors.

    Kumar Monday, 24 September 2012 09:58 AM

    So, where was this incident supposed to have taken place? Zimbabwe??? No surprise.... eh!

    Theepan Monday, 24 September 2012 09:58 AM

    If anyone can recollect in 2009 will understand what the future of Sri Lanka will be.............. God Bless My Country

    nalaka Monday, 24 September 2012 10:00 AM

    Guilty for getting hammered by criminals son what a country

    Countryman Monday, 24 September 2012 10:04 AM

    Not a surprise...Conclusion was well know by all folks even prior to conduct inquiry ...joke of era

    Benumbed Monday, 24 September 2012 07:22 AM

    Makes me sad that I chose to live and work in this country. And now too old to go back or elsewhere.

    iqbal Monday, 24 September 2012 10:14 AM

    where is the justice??
    Inocent get punished .

    Malaka Silva Monday, 24 September 2012 04:03 AM

    HA HA HA

    ana Monday, 24 September 2012 04:03 AM

    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.

    shanthapriya Monday, 24 September 2012 04:11 AM

    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.

    saif Monday, 24 September 2012 04:11 AM

    publicity saved his life....thanks media

    Rom Monday, 24 September 2012 10:26 AM

    its fair and clear why so many Srilankans want to get out of the country hook or crook!!!!!!! The end is neigh!

    shan Monday, 24 September 2012 04:12 AM

    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!!!!

    Antony Weerasinghe Monday, 24 September 2012 10:30 AM

    Now I understand what would have happened to tamils at the end of the war when this happens to an army major

    Bushel Monday, 24 September 2012 04:18 AM

    That is Mervin Silva.......................!

    Sandy Monday, 24 September 2012 04:20 AM

    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!

    Public Abilik Monday, 24 September 2012 04:20 AM

    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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