Maligawatta incident; seven remanded

21 May 2020 11:26 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Seven persons including a businessman, who were arrested in connection with the incident at Maligawatta, where three women had been killed while eight others were injured in a stampede, have been remanded until June 4, by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court this evening.
The incident had occurred when a group of about 500 people had gathered at a house, where cash had been distributed by an individual. The injured persons were receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital, sources said.

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  • H.D.Gunaratne Friday, 22 May 2020 10:48 AM

    The donor may have done this in good faith, but he seems to lack the brains to comply with the guide lines introduced by the health authorities, specially social stancing which has resulted in the loss of three innocent lives. Money cannot buy brains. Guna.

    Hans perlee Friday, 22 May 2020 02:47 PM

    What happened with keeping law and order? Gatherings are not allowed. Where was the police or armed forces to break up this gatherings? Nobody asks this question, well I do

    Chandimal Friday, 22 May 2020 03:06 PM

    There are lots of drug barons in Maligawatte.

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