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AG requests Special Trial-at-Bar to hear Rathupaswala case

Attorney General Dappula de Livera requested the Chief Justice to appoint a Special Trial-at-Bar at the Gampaha Magistrate to hear the case pertaining to the Rathupaswala shooting incident.

The Attorney General’s Department had made a formal request to the Chief Justice today (10).

On August 1, 2013, army personnel opened fire at unarmed locals at Weliweriya, killing three and injuring several others.

The group had been protesting against a factory which they said polluted their groundwater supply.