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Rathupaswala: judge sets bail condition for Brigadier and Sergeant

31 August 2017 12:19 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Gampaha High Court Judge Priyantha Fernando today set bail conditions for Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena and Sergeant Lalith Gray, two personnel who were part of the Rathupaswala incident in 2013.

Gunawardena was the commanding officer of the contingent which fired on protestors in Rathupaswala resulting in the death of two students Akila Dinesh and Ramila Ravishan, and another youth Nilantha Pushpakumara. Twenty six individuals were also injured in the incident including several journalists.

The Judge set a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 and two sureties of Rs. 3 million each for Brigadier Gunawardena and a Rs. 50,000 cash bail and a surety of Rs. 2 million for Sergeant Gray.  

Previously, Gampaha Chief Magistrate, D.A. Ruwan Pathirana extended the remand of the four suspects, Brigadier Gunawardena and  three army personnel - Army Staff Sergeant Dingiri Arunge Sirisena, Sergeant Lalith Gray and Corporal Jayasundara Mudiyanselage Thilakaratne until 23 August. (Tony Karunanayake)

  Comments - 6

  • REBECCA Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:26 PM

    SOMEONE FIRED ON ME IN 1999 OR 2009 ! ..(I THINK)....I WANT TO fire HIM NOW ....!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:41 PM

    So what happened to those higher ups who decided to send army soldiers to annihilate a simple civilian protest?

    citizen Thursday, 31 August 2017 03:51 PM

    yeah what ranjan ramanayake said was correct.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 31 August 2017 04:55 PM

    This is a good lesson to all government servants, soldiers, police and everybody who works for the state. Do not wash laundry for your ministers, do your job proudly, valiantly, professionally and go back to your family with a smile. When you wash laundry for these dirty politicians, you will either face justice one day and if you manage to evade that, natural justice will one day find you.

    ceylon Thursday, 31 August 2017 04:58 PM

    why magistrate postpone inquiry without continue trial .why bail these serious crimes related people .they are danger to society. via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 31 August 2017 05:03 PM

    last week rape and murder school girls killer was the criminal who is on bail for raping and killing of his aunty.why the juduciary doing this serious crimes to society by releasing dangerous people . via DM Android App

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