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* Sri Lanka's Human Rights commission launches investigation into Weliweriya incident
Mon, Aug 5, 2013, 08:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 05, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has launched an investigation into the incident in Weliweriya last week where the military and police clashed with villagers demanding clean drinking water.

Human Rights Commissioner, Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa said the Commission has commenced an investigation into the incident.

Dr. Mahanamahewa explained that a special five-member team was sent to the area for preliminary inquiries and the team had recorded statements from the police, the public, a church in the area and from others involved in the incident.

Dr. Mahanamahewa said that a discussion will take place today between the Human Rights Commission, 26 government institutions and others based on the statements recorded.

Representatives of National Water Supply and Drainage Board, the Police, Army, District Secretary and Divisional Secretaries, were called to the SLHRC today, as part of this investigation.

The Commission is expected to issue its recommendations following this discussion.

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