COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka says that a special probe has been launched into the firing of water cannons and tear gas on silent protestors who led a Satyagraha opposite the Elphinstone hall in Maradana on Friday (03).
The HRCSL says that the preliminary investigations have begun in this regard as teams from the commission had visited the scene on the day of the incident and on Saturday (04).
The Commission added that a preliminary report is to be submitted to them on Monday (06).
The Satyagraha was organized by social and civil rights activists who were engaging in a silent protest against the 75th Independence Day celebrations that were held at huge public expense.
During this silent protest, it was reported that another group had arrived and had created a heated situation with those engaged in the silent protest.
It was following this that the police intervened in removing the protestors from the site of the Satyagraha using water cannons and tear gas.
03 individuals who were arrested following the incident were granted bail after being produced before the Maligakanda Magistrate Court, yesterday (04).
Meanwhile, the 75th Independence Day celebrations were held in Colombo on Saturday (04) at Galle Face Green.