The Army report in response to the report by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) regarding the Rathupaswala incident will be released on this weekend, said by Director Media – Sri Lanka Army Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera.
“The report was due on Friday evening. Most probably it will be out by this week end,” he told The Nation on Friday evening.
The report of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) on the Rathupaswala incident has made the Army responsible for the deaths of three and injuries to 36. The final report of the Human Rights Commission was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena in January this year. It was also submitted to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
The recommendations of the HRCSL include disciplinary action be taken against commanding officers, chief officers and officers of the Army who participated in dispersing protests in areas of Weliweriya and Belummahara on August 01, 2013.
Further, the report says that the Sri Lanka Army have misused and exceeded their powers in dispersing the protestors who engaged in a demonstration in Rathupaswala asking for clean water.