Sun, 28 Nov 2021 Today's Paper

Soldiers suspended over alleged harassment on public in Eravur

20 June 2021 09:53 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Several soldiers, who were involved in an alleged harassment of a group of individuals in Eravur, have been suspended on the directive from the Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander General Shavendra Silva.

The Army said an initial Military Police investigation has already commenced after certain photos went viral depicting an alleged harassment on a group of civilians in Eravur area.

It was reported that the soldiers in Eravur allegedly forced people who violated the travel ban, to get down on their knees and raise their hands.

Upon completion of thorough investigations, the Army would adopt strictest disciplinary action against all errant Army personnel, the army said.(DSB)



  Comments - 16

  • Truth matter Sunday, 20 June 2021 10:28 AM

    This is like scenes of war . Why do they do it . It is inhuman behaviour . Why did they do it . When Sri Lanka faces so many problems why do they create more problems ??

    RoaringCreek Sunday, 20 June 2021 10:40 AM

    If only smart phone with cameras were available during the 30 year war, the ICC would have already been able to roundup the killers.

    Sandy Sunday, 20 June 2021 11:54 AM

    If people break lockdown guidelines arrest them don't let them off by giving simple punishment

    Era Sunday, 20 June 2021 11:55 AM

    These soldiers should be denied promotions for at least 5 years and letters should be added to their personal files.

    Dee Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:07 PM

    Don't say anything to our 'ranaviruwos' they are the lifeblood of our nation! LoL!

    Gamini Ranasinghe Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:21 PM

    So disgusting to see.

    European Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:22 PM

    #Era: in Europe they will get fired, go to prison and never be able to join the army again

    Srilankan Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:43 PM

    I think to teach discipline, this should be allowed.

    ram Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:50 PM

    In Sri Lanka to control the public this is the only way can worked out. no one is not willing to abide the law like politicians.

    Maheshwaran Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:55 PM

    The soldiers did what our teachers did during our school days... These are punishments without harming the people for the benefit of those people. Please do not punish those soldiers... They may be used to similar punishment by their senior officers.

    Tony Sunday, 20 June 2021 01:57 PM

    They will do it only to innocent poor People,

    Ironic Sunday, 20 June 2021 02:23 PM

    The people should sue the state if they are not compensated... what suspension he needs to be dismissed he forgot the core value of serving the citizens who are technically his boss who pay his wages.

    VJ Sunday, 20 June 2021 02:36 PM

    Why do we have Sri Lanka Police? Why is the military policing civilians? If this can happen during peacetime, one could imagine what might have happened during the war. Suspension just for the media.

    Abdul rahuman Sunday, 20 June 2021 02:41 PM

    It’s ridiculous When an army person Sunil Rathnayake sentenced by court for death for murdering was given pardon and released , how can you expect these people will be punished All mighty only can give the real justice to us Citizen for justice

    pali Sunday, 20 June 2021 04:11 PM

    this punishment is very simple so treat them like the way how Indian police then only they could understand. Sunday, 20 June 2021 05:41 PM

    Suspension for this!!! ..... Look at India, police hit people badly with lathi for violating covid rules. It makes you cry the way they treat

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter

Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated w