The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has called for an independent investigation over the Rambukkana incident.
The BASL issuing a statement said the government must ensure that the Police and Armed Forces act with utmost restraint in light of the genuine grievances of protesters.
The BASL said it is shocked and saddened at the loss of life in the incident this evening at Rambukkana where Police shot at protesters.
The Bar Association added it is saddened that previous warnings made by them as far back as January 2022 have gone unheeded by authorities.
The statement noted that BASL members will continue to do their utmost to safeguard the rights of the people of this country.