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* Sri Lanka Army Court of Inquiry report into Weliweriya shooting handed over to legal section
Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 11:40 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 24, Colombo: The report prepared by the Sri Lanka Army Court of Inquiry (CoI) appointed to investigate the army's involvement in the Weliweriya shooting incident on August 1 has been handed over to the legal section of the Army, the Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake has said.

The five-member headed by Major General Jagath Dias has probed the role of the Army troops deployed to assist the police when the police failed to control the protesting residents of Weliweriya and nearby villages on August 1.

The Court of Inquiry handed over the report to the Army Commander on Wednesday.

The Army Commander has said that the report was handed over to the legal section to examine the findings and its observations are expected by next week, Ceylon Today reported.

The military crackdown on the unarmed civilians staging a protest to demand the government to provide them with clean water resulted in three deaths, two of them teenage students, and injured scores of people including several journalists. Army troops were accused of firing live bullets into the unarmed crowd.

The Army Commander has assured that he would examine the details of the parties who had given evidence at the investigations and take appropriate action.

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