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Police said the CID today arrested Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena who was alleged to have led an army contingent to Rathupaswala to quell a protest by residents pleading for safe drinking. Three people were shot dead and 33 protesters injured on August 1, 2013.

Police said a 14-year-old student was among those killed in the shooting.

Earlier, the CID had arrested three army personnel, a staff sergeant and two corporals in connection wit the shooting.They were later remanded.

Police said the Brigadier was produced in the Gampaha Magistrate's Court and remanded till May 31 by Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

 

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  • AjithZ Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:25 PM

    Why arresting only the army personal? They were just following the orders. If not they will have to face disciplinary action (court-martial?). Please arrest the politicians who gave the order to shoot.

    Snowy Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:28 PM

    Oh! Now things are happening. Good. Next roundup the white van brigade.

    Selvyn Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:27 PM

    The mill has started to work now but it must continue rigorously to get the sharks via DM Android App

    TONY Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:22 PM

    UNDER CHANGE OF GOVT THOSE WHO TEAR GASSED SAITM PROTESTORS WILL BE FOUND FAULT WITH

    Renton Alwis Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:24 PM

    Only country in the world that Army is treated in this way . Shame.

    Gayan Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:42 PM

    The LTTE guy who shot down the lionair plane killing over 100 civilians was released last week. Shame.

    Asoka Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:46 PM

    He will join DIG Anura Senanayake and spend time in remand prison until they reveal who ordered them...

    yaka mahathaya Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:56 PM

    touch not - our ranaviruvo

    Shyam Silva Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:30 PM

    So now they arrest him? when there is a discussion on the ministry portfolio changes and assignment of dept., functions. The

    dave Thursday, 25 May 2017 08:42 PM

    good suggestion ..but who has the courage to do so???. everyone knows what goes around comes around.. so who dares to make a move.. it's like you scratch my back and i'll scratch yours..

    Ganesh Friday, 26 May 2017 01:36 PM

    Is army above the law or do they have impunity ? Some jokers have funny expression as they are pundits and they are encouraged repeatedly

    Bala Friday, 26 May 2017 05:06 PM

    But the DIG or Brig must say who ordered them. If they are silent let them suffer.

    Mandy Friday, 26 May 2017 05:08 PM

    Ah but Army will not take orders from politikkas in those good countries.

    dinesh Friday, 26 May 2017 05:29 PM

    a incident the army should not have got involved in, a good lesson to all, not to follow politicians orders blindly....


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