Army probe on war continues

An army court of inquiry is continuing its investigations into allegations raised against the military over its conduct during the final stages of the war.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya told the Colombo Gazette that the Commission is expected to complete its proceedings soon.

An army board appointed by Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasooriya had recently handed over a report on some of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

However the Army Spokesman said that the Court of Inquiry was separate from the Board and those investigations were still continuing.

“The Court of Inquiry is looking into the allegations raised against the army while the Board of Inquiry which had completed its sittings recently had looked into the recommendations of the LLRC,” the Army Spokesman said. (COLOMBO GAZETTE)

Report by Easwaran Rutnam