The Kegalle Magistrate’s Court today ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest and produce before Court the Policemen involved in the shooting of an individual at Rambukkana on the 19th of April.
Kegalle Magistrate Wasana Nawarathna informed Court that according to the report submitted by the Judicial Medical Officer, the individual died of gunshot injuries.
A tense situation was reported in Rambukkana on the 19th of April with area residents engaging in protests from morning demanding a steady supply of fuel and against the recent fuel price revision.
Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters and opened fire when they failed to disperse the crowds.
One individual died in the Police gunfire, while several others also sustained injuries.
The Criminal Investigation Department has thus far recorded 20 statements in relation to the incident