Magistrate directs SLA Commander to comply with Geneva conventions

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 July 2006, 13:35 GMT]
Jaffna District Magistrate E. T. Vicknarajah, Tuesday issued special instructions ordering the Jaffna District Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Commander Major General Chandrasiri to take immediate steps to ensure that his security forces in Jaffna district strictly comply with Geneva convention protocols on humanitarian law, human rights law, and the law of armed conflict, legal sources in Jaffna said. The order was issued at Tuesday hearing in the case against the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) of death threats to Jaffna Additional Magistrate Mrs Srinithi Nandasegaran.

The District Magistrate ordered the Army Commander to produce to courts at the next hearing on 24 July, the report of the Military inquiry on the 3 SLA soldiers who were involved in the alleged death threat to Mrs Srinithi Nandasegaran.

The next hearing was scheduled for 24 July.

 

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