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* Rathupaswala residents protest demanding reinvestigation of Sri Lanka Army shooting
Mon, Jan 26, 2015, 12:52 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Residents of the Rathupaswala village in Weliweriya today (25) held a protest demonstration urging authorities to reinvestigate the deaths of three youths by the Army fire during a protest in 2013.

Speaking to the residents protesting Sunday, the Minister of Public Order John Amaratunga said the investigation on the incident would be reinitiated.

The incident gained wide publicity internationally as well as locally when the Sri Lanka army fired at a crowd staging a protest demanding to close a rubber glove factory alleged of polluting the ground water in the area.

The army was deployed to assist the police to bring the situation under control and it has been alleged that the army fired at the crowd.

Three people including two teenage students died and 26 others sustained injuries when the Army fired upon the protesters on August 01, 2013.

The Minister said he was aware that the Brigadier who allegedly ordered the army to shoot the protesters in august 2013 was given a diplomatic posting and sent away by the previous government. The officer would be recalled, the Minister added.

Incidentally, the government has recalled 29 political diplomats posted at overseas Sri Lankan missions back home before the end of next month.

Today's protesters have also demanded compensation for the people who were disabled from the injuries they received during the army fire, Sri Lanka Mirror reported.

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