#Rambukkana Shooting: Police probe cannot be accepted; Appoint an investigation body – Sajith Premadasa

#Rambukkana Shooting: Police probe cannot be accepted; Appoint an investigation body – Sajith Premadasa

#Rambukkana Shooting: Police probe cannot be accepted; Appoint an investigation body – Sajith Premadasa

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Apr, 2022 | 11:31 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa on Wednesday (20) called for the appointment of an investigation body comprising of retired Supreme Court judges to conduct an impartial probe into the Rambukkana shooting.

He said investigations carried out by the police cannot be accepted.

Having failed to disperse those who had been blocking the railway line at Rambukkana for over 15 hours in protest against the latest increase in the price of diesel and petrol, the police on Tuesday (19) evening opened fire on protesters. One person was killed, and dozens including police officers were injured.

He called on the Speaker to summon the Defense Secretary, Public Security Minister, IGP, and the SSP who ordered the shooting, as well the political forces who stood behind the SSP, so that the party leaders can grill them on the matter.

Speaking on the political front, Sajith Premadasa said at the party leaders meeting the Speaker had noted that if the party leaders in unison call for the president to step down, he is prepared to do so.

“We are prepared to do it. Give us the opportunity,” he said.

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