AG indicts Rathupaswala suspects

The Attorney General has filed indictments against the suspects of the Rathupaswala shooting case before the Trial at Bar bench in Gampaha today, the Coordinating Officer of Attorney General Nishara Jayaratne said.

On a request by the Attorney General(AG), Chief Justice(CJ) Jayantha Jayasuriya on the 28 August appointed three trial at bar benches for the hearing of the 3 high profile cases including the Rathupaswala shooting case.

On the 11 of July the AG sought permission of the CJ to indict Brig. Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena and three other soldiers namely D. Aruna Sirisena, G.M. Thilakaratna and Lalith Gray at the Special Trial -at-bar High Court for the killing of three civilians and causing grievous injuries to civilians at the Rathupaswala protests on 1 August 2013.

The Rathupaswala protest was organised demanding  clean water for consumption.