The report of the Analytic Archaeological Laboratory in Florida in USA on Matale mass grave site was not acceptable and that it contradicted the earlier reports of Prof. Raj Somaduwa and the former JMO of the Matale Hospital, Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watawala informed the Matale Magistrate today.
Watawala watching the interests of the aggrieved parties submitted that the reports were contradictory when the magisterial inquiry into the suspected mass grave in the Matale District Hospital ground was taken up by Matale Magistrate and Additional District Judge Sampath Gamage.
He pointed out that the report of the US laboratory had determined the chronology of the skeletal remains found in the mass grave as of the pre-1940 period.
The CID informed Court that the laboratory reports on the mass grave had been referred to the Attorney General and moved for a date to submit that report.
The magistrate who considered the CIDF’s request postponed the case for July 24, 2015.
Representing the aggrieved party, General Secretary of the JVP Tylvin Silva was present in Court.
Attorneys-at-Law Sunil Watawala, Samantha Herath, and H.M.Sarath Wijeratne watched the interests of the aggrieved party.