HRCSL informs Army Chief to take action

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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) recommended the Commander of the Army to take disciplinary actions against the Army officer involved in an assault of a civilian at a fuel station in Yakgahapitiya, Kurunegala.

This was in a series of recommendations made by the HRCSL in regard to the said incident. HRCSL observed that the officer’s conduct has violated the fundamental rights of the civilian guaranteed by the Constitution.

HRCSL also called for the implementation of the recommendations and a report before 16 September.

A video of an Army officer kicking a civilian at a fuel station was shared on social media while the Army had begun an internal investigation into the incident.