Investigations conducted by the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission had revealed that the Sri Lanka Army was responsible for the shooting and assaults that took place while dispersing the crowd at Rathupaswela.
The incidents occurred on August 1, 2013. Three persons including two students were shot and killed by the army, and more than 37 were injured in the melee.
There had been contradictory evidence regarding the person responsible for summoning the army, the commission said. Tear gas and water cannon had been used by the army to disperse the crowd. It had been established that the protestors did not carry firearms.
After a lengthy investigation, the Human Rights Commission said that the army should conduct proper inquiries against the senior officers and commanding officers who participated in dispersing the protestors in Weliveriya and Belummahara. (Tharindu Jayawardene and Deepa Adikari)
SLHRC : Publish the report and take legal actions against the persons who are responsible.
podi seeya Friday, 31 July 2015 01:22 PM
Now what? Heavens sake, arrest them and grill. Find out the origin.
Premalal Friday, 31 July 2015 02:15 PM
The same person who always gave orders.
patriot Friday, 31 July 2015 02:34 PM
Cheap stunt to win the vote.
Waco Friday, 31 July 2015 02:53 PM
Army would have been brought in, because the police could not control the situation. What are they trying to find out now? Why the Government did not resolve this water issue earlier? Inquire into this?
Perumal Friday, 31 July 2015 03:32 PM
But the man is now said to be in diplomatic service
Sikuru Friday, 31 July 2015 04:28 PM
Murdering a child cannot go unpunished
Sikuru Friday, 31 July 2015 04:29 PM
Police cannot control a peaceful protest?
rew Friday, 31 July 2015 05:29 PM
Life is cheap to some
Waco Saturday, 01 August 2015 08:19 AM
These people have got the wrong end of the stick. Leave the Army alone. Inquire to find out why the Government did not or fail to take prompt action to resolve the Drinking water Issue.
Waco Saturday, 01 August 2015 08:21 AM
Why did they bring children to a place like this?
Waco Saturday, 01 August 2015 08:32 AM
Security force personals are not coming to batton-charge the people like the police. General public should know that. In future do not call for the Army in this type of situations whatever happens. Army should be respected. Because they have agreed to protect the country. Do not Humilated them for political gains.
Waco Saturday, 01 August 2015 11:20 AM
First find out from the police why they could not deal with the situation.
lokka Sunday, 02 August 2015 01:37 AM
kiiling and violents not new to sri lanka since we got independence
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