Further report on Rathupaswala shooting case submitted

When the case relating to the Rathupaswala shooting case which killed several innocent civilians demanding the supply of pure drinking water was taken up before Gampaha chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwnpathirana yesterday, the Inspector of Police submitted a further report to court in to this incident. This report gave details as to whether the Weliveriya Police conduced an investigation into the shooting or assault by Army officers on the day of the incident and whether Weliveriya Police OIC at the time, conduced an initial investigation in to the incident.

However, it was reported that the Colombo Crimes Division too conduced investigations relating to the incident after receiving the reports the chief magistrate postponed further hearing to January 27 next year. Bring Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena, Lalith Grey, Anurage Sirisena and Jayasundera Tillakaratne were present in court yesterday.

Those killed in the Ratupaswala shooting incident were two school boys Akila Dinesh and Ravishan Perera and an employee of a private firm named Nilantha Pushpakumara.

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