No investigation against war heroes for involvement in war: President

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Nov 13, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says that no investigation has been conducted by the present government regarding war heroes who were involved in the war, and that any investigation initiated will only dishonour them.

“Currently investigations are being carried out regarding certain allegations following the conclusion of the war, against certain army officers regarding incidents taken place according to the needs of some politicians and on some incidents occurred as a result of personal relations,” he said.

“Not a single allegation was leveled against the war heroes during the war and I will not allow anyone to level allegations against the war heroes.”

President Sirisena made these remarks addressing the officers of the Sri Lanka Army at the auditorium of Army Hospital in Narahenpita, Sunday.

President Sirisena further said that if the officers who are in custody regarding the incident occurred as for the needs of the politicians going against the law of the country, moral values, freedom and democracy, proven before the court that they are not involved in those incidents they will be released by the courts.

He also said that army camps that have not been removed in a way which will weaken the national security or in a way which will have an impact on the security forces.

The Government has taken steps to release the lands, which were acquired during the war period for army camps.

Lands not needed for the three Armed forces at present have been returned to the people in the North and East.

He also pointed out the importance of national reconciliation policy in taking the country to prosperity under the concept of sustainable development.