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Friday, 24 March 2017 - 17:01
Update : 3 army personnel arrested in connection with Rathupaswala shooting
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The CID arrested 3 army members in connection with the shooting at Rathupaswala Weliweriya in Gampaha.

Two corporals and a staff sergeant are among the suspects.

The suspects have been remanded until April 3 when they were produced before the Gampaha Magistrate today.

Residents in Rathupaswala staged a protest demanding pure drinking water in August 2013 at Weliweriya.

Three persons died and several others were injured in a shooting that was carried out to control the crowd.

Update : Friday, March 24, 2017 19.47
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The Criminal Investigation Department arrested 3 members of the army in connection to the shooting incident at Rathupaswala which took place in 2013.

2 corporals and one staff officer have been arrested and will be produced before Gampaha courts today.

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