Sri Lanka: Army chief Shavendra Silva has denied allegations made by factory workers against the military that "soldiers treated them inhumanely in the Katunayake Free Trade Zone in the wake of the Corona spread."
About 90 employees of the Katunayake Free Trade Zone had recently lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.
However, Army Commander Shavendra Silva denied the allegations, saying they were isolated only after being notified in advance by phone and told them to be prepared.
The army chief also said that in some places there were incidents where people took extra time during isolation operations.
However, the Army Commander said that the soldiers had treated the Sri Lankan people like brothers and sisters in this matter.