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SL Army investigates man in uniform watching rioters

IANS  |  Colombo 

The has launched an investigation after a man in uniform was seen in a footage watching rioters attacking Muslim-owned shops, homes and mosques during communal clashes earlier this week in the wake of the suicide bombings.

The headquarters said that its attention was drawn to a video showing the man dressed in a uniform similar to that worn by the Army, watching as a group attacked property in Thummodara area of the North-Western Province, the reported on Wednesday.

The said the investigation was launched to identify the man and verify if he was a soldier.

Authorities said that if the man was confirmed to be a soldier then disciplinary action will be taken against him.

has been on the edge since the April 21 attacks which killed over 250 people and injured hundreds.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 19:10 IST
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