Mar 24, 2017

Rathupaswala shooters remanded

Three Army men have been remanded until April 03 for their alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of the people of Rathupaswala in Gampaha, who were staging a protest demanding clean drinking water in August 2013.

Staff sergeant Dingiri Sirisena (SLASC- Saliyapura), Corporal Thilakaratne (8 GR - Galnewa) and Corporal Lalith (8 SLLI - Deniyaya) have all admitted to having shot at the protestors on orders from their superiors.

Three people were killed in the shooting, which the Gampaha magistrate’s court has described as a criminal offence.