This is a huge news in Sri Lanka, a high-ranking military official is now on hold over murder cases against him.
The country’s top military officer has been remanded in custody, accused of covering up civil war-era murders.
Chief of Defense Staff Ravindra Wijeguneratne appeared in court after warrants for his arrest were issued.
According to the state prosecutors, he protected the main suspect, a naval intelligence officer who allegedly murdered 11 young men in the final stages of the conflict with separatist Tamil rebels in 2008-09.
Meanwhile, the officer is in custody and the Admiral Wijeguneratne denies all these allegations.
Furthermore, the court in the capital, Colombo remanded, him in custody until 5 December.
It can be remembered that three warrants for his arrest were ordered in early November, but it took the admiral until now to present himself before the magistrates court, dressed in his military uniform and flanked by navy officers and supporters.
His application for bail was rejected. Several journalists say they were attacked while covering proceedings.
Tens of thousands of Tamils – and the rebel leadership – were killed at the end of the conflict, in which both sides were accused of atrocities.