The Teacher-Principal Trade Unions Joint Committee condemned the Weriweliya incident, and said that the government should take responsibility for it.
The committee's swift public condemnation, in line with legal bodies, criticised the military's attack on 'unarmed civilians who were protesting for a basic human need'.
Condemnation from the Sinhala polity, professional bodies and public has been swift. See more:
See also our editorial on the incident: 'Unequal in death'