General Shavendra Silva has been accused of negligence of duties in connection with the violent incidents that took place on May 09 and 10 last year.
A three-member committee of inquiry headed by Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda makes the accusation in a report.
It was appointed by former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a follow-up to a petition filed by 34 MPs over the failure of authorities to protect their properties.
The report was submitted to the court of appeal yesterday (25) at the hearing of the petition.
Reproduced below is the report: