The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed strong opposition to the investigations conducted by the Army into the Weliweriya incident on 1 August, where three persons were killed.
They also requested Gampaha Chief Magistrate, Tikiri Jayatilleke, to call off all investigations conducted by the Army, alleging that they are in the blame for the three deaths.
The BASL representatives, condemning the investigations, submitted a copy of the summons issued by the Army… …requesting the residents of Rathupaswala to give evidence at their camp.
ASP Nuwan Wedasinghe, who was present at the Court said, so far there have been no problems with the investigations conducted by the Army.
The Chief Magistrate told one of the BASL members, Upul Deshapriya, to produce a witness who had received summons issued by the Army, to Courts. He also said the judgment would be delivered after considering the facts produced pertaining to the BASL’s claims.
By Ishara Ratnakara