The Sunday Leader

Court Martial To Probe Soldiers

By Indika Sri Aravinda

An Army Court Martial is to investigate the producers of a video taken in 2012 which appeared on YouTube recently where soldiers are seen harassing new recruits.Army Spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that all the soldiers involved in the video had been identified as their identities were revealed in the video.The Army had said, last week, that, following investigations into the video, the Commander of the Army had ordered the authorities to follow up on the case and take strict disciplinary action against all those who had violated the military code of conduct.

The Army had also said that the female recruits seen in the video being harassed by male soldiers are not Tamils as claimed by some media reports. Investigation carried out by the Sri Lanka Army Corps of Military Police had revealed that the video was authentic. The incident depicted in the video had taken place in October 2012 at a camp in Anuradhapura where some female recruits were being trained.

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