The businessman and 6 others arrested over the stampede at Maligawatte have been remanded until the 04th of June.

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Colombo Additional Magistrate Mrs. Kanchana Neranjala De Silva ordered today to submit post-mortem reports of the 3 persons died at the in a stampede incident that took place near a house in Jumma Masjid Street in Maligawatte. Three females were killed and nine others sustained injuries in a stampede incident.

The businessman and 6 others arrested over the stampede at Maligawatte have been remanded until the 04th of June. The suspects were produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Reportedly, a businessman from Dehiwala, without informing authorities, had carried out a private donation event which had been attended by nearly 300 people.

However, the conflicts and commotion caused by the congregation of people in the area had resulted in a stampede.

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