Last rites of Rambukkana shooting victim to be held today

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The last rites of the victim who was gunned down by the Police at the Rambukkana Protest on Tuesday will be held today (23) at his residence.

The victim, identified as K.B. Chaminda Lakshan, resided in Naranbedda, Hiriwadunna.

Earlier this week, IGP C.D. Wickramaratne requested the assistance of the Secretary of Defence for the Tri-Forces to be deployed to Rambukkana until the last rites are performed.

Accordingly, armed forces will assist in maintaining public peace in the Rambukkana, Dewalagama and Kegalle areas as per an Extraordinary Gazette Notification issued on 21 March.