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Sri Lanka: 14 retired military personnel lost in Russia-Ukraine conflict

May 12, Colombo (LNW): The count of Sri Lankan Retired Military Personnel casualties in the Russia-Ukraine conflict has reached 14, according to Defence sources.

It has been reported that 134 complaints have been registered concerning the human trafficking of retired military personnel from Sri Lanka to participate in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

These complaints were filed from May 9th until 10 p.m. last night.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently engaged in extensive investigations to uncover the operations of this trafficking syndicate.

To facilitate reporting on this illicit human trafficking network, the Ministry of Defence has established a dedicated hotline.

Citizens can report any pertinent information by calling 0112 441 146.

Meanwhile, a suspect implicated in the trafficking of retired Sri Lankan military personnel to the conflict via illicit means has been remanded until May 16. The suspect was remanded after being produced before the Negombo Magistrate Court.

The individual, a resident of Mawanella, is accused of facilitating visa arrangements for the trafficked Sri Lankans.

To date, authorities have apprehended a total of seven suspects in connection with this incident, including a retired major general and a sergeant major.

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