Suspect remanded for pushing people into Beira Lake


Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage, yesterday (25) remanded, till 1 September a suspect, who was charged with pushing a group of SLPP supporters into the Beira Lake on 9 May.

The Court then ordered the Prisons Department Director, to produce the suspect for an identification parade on the said date.

A group of SLPP supporters, who visited Temple Trees on 9 May to meet then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, was pushed into Beira Lake, when they assaulted peaceful protesters at GotaGoGama on Galle Face Green.

By Hansi Nanaykkara