Colombo Telegraph

Cold-Blooded Assault On Lieutenant By Brigadier But Military Spokesman Denies Allegations

A Lieutenant attached to the Palali Army Camp has been heavily assaulted with an iron chair by a Brigadier of the same camp, for failing to report to him dressed in official sports attire.

Ruwan Wanigasooriya

The victimized Lieutenant had been off-duty as he had been advised by a doctor to take rest due to his ill-health, when he had been summoned by the Brigadier for a program on July 23. The Brigadier had lost his temper when he saw the Lieutenant not dressed in appropriate garb and had lifted an iron chair and assaulted him heavily.

The victimized officer is presently receiving treatment at the Palali military hospital.

However, the Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, ever ready to defend the ‘holier-than-thou’ image of Sri Lanka Army has rejected the claims of an assault in his comments to local media concerning the incident.

“There had been a workshop and a group of officers had been summoned to participate in the program including this Lieutenant. He had been severely warned and advised due to his delayed arrival but there has absolutely been no clash or brawl,” he has told local media.

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