A ‘high-profile’ three member investigative team is to be dispatched to Haiti to investigate allegations of a rape committed by a Sri Lankan ‘peacekeeping’ soldier.
The Sri Lankan Army said in a media release:
"Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on hearing the alleged misconduct took a very serious view of the incident and assured the UN of a full and impartial inquiry immediately in order to bring any offender to justice,”
Both the soldier in question and field command are to be investigated, with the Army further stating:
"Any such Field Commander, found to be negligent in supervising his troops is also to be seriously dealt with, taking very severe disciplinary action,"
Meanwhile in Sri Lanka: