Internal probe on Army officer who kicked man at fuel station (Video)
A video showing an Army officer kicking a man at a fuel station has gone viral on social media.
The incident had taken place at the Yaggapitiya Filling Station located along the Dambulla – Kurunegala Main Road.
'Newsfirst' reports that the Commanding Officer of the Wehera Army Camp in Kurunegala had kicked a man when people who were in line for many days questioned why they were not given fuel, and why the military was obtaining fuel.
Sri Lanka Army Spokesperson Brigadier Nilantha Premaratne speaking to media has said the Army had launched an internal investigation on the Lieutenant Colonel alleged to have carried out the assault.
Tensions at fuel stations have been intensifying over the last few days amid the worsening fuel crisis in the country.
Soldier stabbed in Embiliitiya
Meanwhile, a soldier who had intervened to break up a tense situation at a fuel station in Embilipitiya has also been stabbed. The soldier is attached to the Kadurugasara military engineering corps.