Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardena who was alleged to have led an army contingent to Rathupaswala to quell a protest by residents pleading for safe drinking was arrested and remanded on 25th. Three Sinhalese were shot dead and 33 protesters injured on August 1, 2013
Police said a 14-year-old student was among those killed in the shooting.
Earlier, the CID had arrested three army personnel, a staff sergeant and two corporals in connection wit the shooting.They were later remanded.
Police said the Brigadier was produced in the Gampaha Magistrate’s Court and remanded till May 31 by Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan Pathirana.(Darshana Sanjeewa)
with the inputs from Daily Mirror