Friday, 25th June 2021

Accused of role in civil war, Sri Lanka court orders military chief Admiral Ravindra Wijeguna arrest

British Asia News Network

Colomba: Court on Friday has given orders to arrest the country’s senior military officer over theTamil civil war in connection to abduction and murder of 11 people.

Colombo Fort magistrate Ranga Dissanayake reprimanded police investigators for failing to act on a previous order to detain Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne.

The order came amid a sour authority struggle between fired PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and former president Mahinda Rajapakse, has replaced him.

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