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250 Army officers sentenced during last 25 years

Oct 3, 2010 12:25:57 PM - itnnews.lk

Any high ranking Army Officer who violates the Military discipline has to face the Court Martial. Military Spokesman Major General Ubhaya Medawala has revealed that during the past 25 years, 250 such officers have been sentenced.

The Military Spokesman said that officer or other ranks are punishable under the Army Act for committing any offence. He said that the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or above has to be dealt by a Court Martial for the offences committed. He Since 1985 over 250 officers were imprisoned and since 2006 150 officers were imprisoned. This also includes death penalty awarded for one officer. He said however that punishments awarded have to be endorsed by the President.