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Aug 09, 2017

Rathupaswela shooting: Brigadier further remanded

Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena, who was in charge of the army team that shot the residents of Rathupaswela while they were protesting, demanding clean drinking water, and four other suspects were ordered to be further remanded until August 23 by the Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana today (09).

In addition to Brigadier Deshapriya, Army Staff Sergeant Dingiri Arunage Sirisena, Staff Sergeant Lalith Grero and Corporal Jayasundara Mudiyanselage Tillakaratne were also remanded.
 
During the shooting in Weliweriya on August 1, 2013, Akila Dinesh and Ramila Ravishan both students, and Nilantha Pushpakumara were killed.

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