Jun 15, 2017

Military tribunal finds brigadier guilty

A preliminary military tribunal has found Brig. Deshapriya Gunawardena guilty over the shooting incident on unarmed civilians who had protested demanding clean drinking water at Rathupaswala.

This came to light when the related court case was taken up at the Gampaha magistrate’s court today (14).

Five days after the incident, on 01 August 2013, the Army commander appointed a six-member tribunal to investigate the shooting.

After an investigation, the tribunal found Brig. Gunwardena guilty and recommended that he be demoted.

However, the Army commander has not acted upon that tribunal ruling.

Brig. Gunawardena has been remanded until June 28.