A corporal attached to the Sri Lanka Air Force base in Batticaloa was found tied to a tree in Valachichena, Ridhithenna area yesterday morning (28).
He was later taken to the hospital after residents informed the Valachiwena police.
The police also found a board written in Tamil at that place and it said, “This is how people who help brutal politics are put to death.”
Later, an investigation was started by Valachichena police. There, he said that while he was returning from vacation, he was abducted from a van, tied his hands and feet to a tree and tried to beat him to death.
Here, due to the contradictions in the information revealed by him and the information revealed during the investigation, and due to the suspicion about the board written in Tamil near him, the police officers who conducted the investigation realized that it was written by a person who had no experience with the Tamil language.
While continuing the investigation, he has admitted that he has done this act himself.
This air force corporal was so addicted to online computer gaming that he took money from fellow airmen in his base to indulge in it.
It is stated in the statement that he had given that he had intended to commit suicide first due to failure to return the money.
But it has been revealed that he has planned this act because if he commits suicide there, his wife will not receive the benefits from the Air Force.
At present, this corporal has been arrested by the Valachichena police and is scheduled to be produced in the Valachichena Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
There is no association Sri Lanka Air Force or any other party for this action and this entire process has been done by this Corporal at his discretion.
Air Force Media Spokesman Group Captain Dushan Wijesinghe stated that for the damage caused to the image of the Sri Lanka Air Force, this corporal is to be dealt with legally according to Air Force law at the end of the police investigation.