AG requests CJ to appoint trial-at bar over Rathupaswala shooting case

11 July 2019 10:37 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Brigadier, three others to be indicted in Special HC

 

By T. Farook Thajudeen   
The Attorney General had sought the sanction of the Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya to indict a Brigadier and three other soldiers in the Special High Court for the shooting incident that took place in Rathupaswala on  August 1, 2013. 

As a result of the shooting some residents were killed and injured at Rathupasawala in Welveriya during their protests demanding for clean water for consumption. The Attorney General had sought permission of the Chief Justice to indict Brig. Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena and three other soldiers namely D. Aruna Sirisena, G.M. Thilakaratna and Lalith Gray at the Special Trial -at-bar High Court for the killing of three civilians and for causing grievous injuries to 16 civilians and non-grievous injuries to 21 civilians during the protest. Brig. Gunawardena was alleged to have led the army contingent to Rathupaswala to quell the protest by the residents who pleaded for safe drinking water. The army who ran amok killing three people and 33 others were injured due to shooting by the army.  


Two students were also among those who had been killed in the shooting. Subsequent to the shooting, the Brigadier was produced before the Gampaha Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana and was remanded till May 31, 2013. However, he was later appointed as the Military Attaché at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Turkey.     

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Military Training for Youth, Explained

As news broke out about Public Security Minister (Rtd) Rear Admiral Sarath We

Illegal clearing of Attidiya Sanctuary with powerful political patronage

Environmental destruction under political patronage is not new in Sri Lanka.

Bio Bubble Bursts on tissa safari drivers

Ukrainian tourists are visiting Sri Lanka at present with the involvement of

Army’s LRRP Ambush of LTTE’s Military Intelligence Chief

A news report in the Dailymirror last August stated that the Long Range Recon

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.