On Wednesday, a court ordered the arrest of Sri Lanka's top military officer, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, for allegedly helping Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi, a navy intelligence officer, to escape prosecution. The latter was accused of being involved in kidnapping 11 young men between in the final stages of the cicil war end in 2008 and 2009. Hettiarachchi was arrested earlier this month in Colombo after a months-long manhunt that saw an alert issued worldwide. Sri Lanka's chief of defence staff Admiral Wijegunaratne allegedly gave half a million Sri Lanka rupees in cash to support the attempted excape.
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka,