The Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva has suspended the service of Lieutenant Colonel Pradeep Kumar with immediate effect, due to his alleged involvement in a shooting incident at Malabe.
Lieutenant Colonel Pradeep Kumar is accused of being involved in the incident where his wife was shot and injured by a gang.
The Commander has also instructed to convene a Court of Inquiry (CoI) to inquire into the incident at the earliest and advised the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police and the Director Legal in the Army to extend their maximum cooperation to the ongoing police investigations.
Accordingly, Army personnel, arrested in connection with any such serious crimes would face strict disciplinary actions once they were found guilty, subsequent to internal investigations, the army media unit said. (Colombo Gazette)