The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today informed the Negombo Magistrate that police had shot the workers of Katunayake Free Trade Zone who protested against the proposed Pension Bill last Monday from three different directions.
The CID informed this to court producing Officer-in-Charge of Seeduwa Police station and an Inspector of the same police station before the magisterial inquiry conducting on the alleged murder and causing grievous injuries to 21-year-old Free Trade Zone worker Roshen Chanaka.
Negombo Chief Magistrate A. M. N. P. Amerasinghe ordered to remand the suspects, Seeduwa OIC, Chief Inspector, R. M. Ratnayake and OIC of the Environmental Unit, Inspector K. L. Ranasinghe who are to be charged under three counts. (Susitha R. Fernando and Hubert Fernando)
Please look after these officers well. Don't let them commit suicide since it will be the end of the drama.
Bebadda Friday, 03 June 2011 01:19 PM
OPS rounded shooting? Seems they had come preapre for their pray? In a case only 4 directions and how do you feel when you round up and shoot.!! is it a execution?
Jay Ranaweera Friday, 03 June 2011 01:24 PM
When the Govt had already announced that the FREE TRADE ZONE EMPLOYEES ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE PROPOSED PENSION SCHEME, why did the workers simply followed JVPers advices and started agitating???
Strikers themselves are at fault.
Tom Friday, 03 June 2011 01:40 PM
Baduth Hamuruwange, Naduth Harmuduruwange !!!
CP Friday, 03 June 2011 01:44 PM
THE KIND OF BRUTALITY WAS USED ON TAMILS ALL THE TIME, NOW IT TURN INTO SINHALA COMMUNITY , NOW WE ALL WORRY ABOUT ONE SOUL , HOW ABOUT ALL KILLED BEFORE??
Tomy Friday, 03 June 2011 01:44 PM
Very well ordered !!
cris Friday, 03 June 2011 01:58 PM
Don't you get the point. They are going to say that police have not fired a single live bullet. But, some organized unruly elements have fired the protesters from behind to disrepute the government. IGP can take his post back. Lol...
THY Friday, 03 June 2011 02:04 PM
Thrivida Hamudawa, Army, Navy and Police points to the same direction the "Govenment"
beau Friday, 03 June 2011 02:05 PM
Police may be in custody as a token face saving by MR but once the heat is off they will be released. If shots came from 3-directions, certainly the 2-directions where the police was not present might well have been covered by Mervyn Silva's thugs. It is unusual for Silva to keep quiet at a time like this, and I am sure the reason he is quiet is that he had a hand in the death of the young man.
Concerned Friday, 03 June 2011 02:12 PM
Who will say the truth, nothing but the truth. No one!
PIPAA Friday, 03 June 2011 02:27 PM
Who ordered the shooting???? Why not magistrate inquire this?
bavanajohn Friday, 03 June 2011 02:39 PM
The police officer who involve and shot employees they must be arrested.
Banda Friday, 03 June 2011 02:44 PM
Do you think these police officers will be punished? The same people who gave the orders will rescue these officers from the back door and make them move upwards as a reward for their slience.
banda Friday, 03 June 2011 12:42 PM
Then the Swastika is equal to what?
dpl Friday, 03 June 2011 03:28 PM
human rights and fundamental rightes denied,country is ruling by forces. not eduated administers
Workers Friday, 03 June 2011 04:07 PM
The most important is not the direction of shot. But who gave the direction to police to shoot.
Sicillian Friday, 03 June 2011 04:09 PM
Oh is it. I thought the government said its JVP. Police please check with the govt.
pinky Friday, 03 June 2011 05:44 PM
Roshen was inside the building it seems when he was shot at
xai Friday, 03 June 2011 08:05 PM
you don't see the sarcasm in that do you lol?
ww Friday, 03 June 2011 11:22 PM
The Undertaker Saturday, 04 June 2011 01:56 AM
these cops should be rested in pieces in jail forever
Conscience Saturday, 04 June 2011 04:24 AM
Should IGP ( who was to retire in few days ) resign on this issue...then how about the Sec Defense and the President who are supposed to maintain law and order. Can somebody enlighten me!
I Hussein Saturday, 04 June 2011 05:26 AM
The question is who gave them the firing order with live bullets. Retirement or a million wouldnt solve the matter.
Kafen DE kawe Saturday, 04 June 2011 05:22 AM
TRYING TO SAY CALL DA INTERPOL OR CIA 2 INVESTIGATE.THIS IS COMMON SENSE WHAT HE IS TRYING TO SAY ?
wasanthi Saturday, 04 June 2011 06:54 AM
Who orderd the police to use live bullets from three sides. Must give capitel punishment.
Ashan Saturday, 04 June 2011 08:06 AM
Ask our public relations minister to resolve this issue.
chandrasena Saturday, 04 June 2011 08:43 AM
Set a thief to catch a thief
nadine Saturday, 04 June 2011 10:11 AM
Not the minister man it is the most powerful secretary!!!!!
Romel Friday, 03 June 2011 11:21 AM
Gentlemen, the real culprits are free now!good lesson to police officers who implement filthy orders of higher people!
Matu Yaka Friday, 03 June 2011 10:50 AM
The only acceptable justice to us citizens on this issue is Execution!
UK TAMIL BOY Friday, 03 June 2011 10:56 AM
Finally, what are you trying to say.
spark Friday, 03 June 2011 10:52 AM
Oh gosh this is a case of mistaken location and identity...these poor police officers would have thought this the northern area and tamils.
semasinghe Friday, 03 June 2011 10:57 AM
police was totally helpless at that time.. surely they may have been got conflict orders..end result is "easily blaming on police"
Kafen DE kawe Friday, 03 June 2011 10:55 AM
Then what about the higher authorities who ordered them and no bail or mercy should be given at any cost
hrm Friday, 03 June 2011 11:02 AM
they trying to say what you don't want to believe
sodasoda Friday, 03 June 2011 11:03 AM
Who order them to do it so... I'm sure Minister behind this..
Rosh Friday, 03 June 2011 11:04 AM
This order must have been given by HITLER
Dr.Wimal_Modawansa Friday, 03 June 2011 11:04 AM
Shooting was from three directions and the fourth direction is to run for their safety and escape.
sodasoda Friday, 03 June 2011 11:03 AM
Some of TV channel said JVP did it but now CID saying something else.
Wara Friday, 03 June 2011 11:07 AM
You are trying to connect this one also with racism.
DeSelva Friday, 03 June 2011 11:07 AM
only army can shoot
IAN Friday, 03 June 2011 11:07 AM
of course the police were helpless that moment protested must be responsible and respectable in this case , dont blame on police too
manjulask Friday, 03 June 2011 11:08 AM
@Spark : You are a pathetic loser
Bumba Friday, 03 June 2011 10:50 AM
Shot from three directions. Does that mean we do not know who shot the young man.
Rosh Friday, 03 June 2011 11:17 AM
good say Dr.Wimal
spark Friday, 03 June 2011 11:21 AM
Though it is racism, isnt it the truth...it hurts.
Rosh Friday, 03 June 2011 11:24 AM
This is what we say "Kata Boru kiwwath Diwa Borukiyanneha"
spark Friday, 03 June 2011 11:25 AM
Yeah, the local version with the sataya.
Chandiya Bandiaya Friday, 03 June 2011 11:25 AM
Don't let them go until they tells about who have gave order to do it so...
Rosh Friday, 03 June 2011 11:34 AM
Very true Spark
gtdckumara Friday, 03 June 2011 11:57 AM
If Shot from three directions, at least three must be remanded.
RDF Friday, 03 June 2011 12:09 PM
How did they miss each-other?
Banda Friday, 03 June 2011 12:18 PM
This clearly shows that the intention of the police was not to disperse the crowd, but to kill or seriously wound some protestors.
spark Friday, 03 June 2011 12:23 PM
What lesson, the pot of gold awaits these police officers after the whole issue dies down. Finally it is a win win situ for both the master and henchmen, all on public account.
Ralph Anthony Kern Friday, 03 June 2011 12:30 PM
They should be wipped in p;ublic
spark Friday, 03 June 2011 12:29 PM
Oh come on, lets be patriotic. This is a foreign plot to unseat our great patriot, hero and since recently related to lord buddha personality.
palithaeka Friday, 03 June 2011 12:41 PM
Police should know that the Free Trade Zone workers are tax payers, who pays their salary. Not to kill them but to protect them
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