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* Court orders police to send letter of reminder to Government Analyst for report on weapons used in Rathupaswala shooting
Wed, Jul 12, 2017, 08:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 12, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered the police to send a letter of reminder to the Government Analyst to obtain the Government Analyst's report on the weapons allegedly used in Rathupaswala shooting incident in 2013.

The Gampaha Chief Magistrate ordered the police to obtain the Government Analyst's report when the case against the three army soldiers arrested over the shooting was heard today.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers informed the Court that they need to obtain statements from several non-disclosed persons mentioned in the Army report on the incident.

The Three soldiers arrested and remanded over the deaths of the three youths were present in court today.

The Magistrate postponed the case until the 25th July.

The Army shooting at unarmed protesters on August 01, 2013 resulted in three deaths and injured 26 others including several journalists. Two of the dead were teenage student bystanders.

The shooting incident gained wide publicity internationally as well as locally when the army fired at the crowd who were staging a protest demanding the government to provide them with clean water and 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.

 


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