Unfair promotion irks Sri Lanka military intelligence chief

[TamilNet, Saturday, 07 August 2004, 02:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka army scources in Colombo Saturday dismissed speculation that head of military intelligence, Brigadier Kapila Hendawitharana, had submitted his retirement papers to army commander Lt. Gen. Shantha Kottegoda over the alleged covert support the spy chief had provided to renegade LTTE commander 'Karuna'. Brigadier Hendawitharana had sent in his retirement papers after his due promotion had been overlooked in favour of a junior who has been given a field promotion, the sources said.

Brig. Hendawitharana is the most experienced intelligence officer to emerge in Sri Lanka's war against the Liberation Tigers.

He is also the longest serving military intelligence officer in the Sri Lankan armed forces.

 

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