Contradictory reports on Matale mass grave site

2015-06-19 14:32:51

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.


  Comments - 11

  • Sikuru Friday, 19 June 2015 20:43

    If a mass grave is found in the North its Tamils , if its in the south its JVP killed during the insurgency, Sri Lankans always forget other possibilities

    Reply : 3       19

    Cheers Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:51

    Mate dating back to 1940 before independence so then British rule should be responsible and they should face man slaughter charges in Hague will that happen a big know

    Reply : 4       7

    Sikuru Saturday, 20 June 2015 14:18

    @Cheers, you are just jumping into conclusions as well blaming the British just because it happened before 1940

    Reply : 1       4

    Aralia Liyanage Saturday, 20 June 2015 01:29

    Did the British commit this attrocity. Please pursue the possibility, Any way find the truth.

    Reply : 1       8

    Viraj Saturday, 20 June 2015 02:57

    from the colonial masters. Innocent ceylonese buried. Need an international investigation. HRC cry wolf.

    Reply : 1       4

    Niyamapora Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:42

    USA finding is correct. Most probably these killings were done during the colonial time by the ancestors of current rulers of UK who preach us on human rights now . This is nothing compared to what they did just after the civil war in Uva and Wellassa. Entire Sinhala population of that area was massacred and settled hambayas and others in the three eastern districts namely Amapara Madakalapua and Thrikunamalaya.

    Reply : 3       4

    sacre blieu Saturday, 20 June 2015 07:44

    These are the signs and evidence of the dark ages of politics in Sri Lanka over the years, mostly by the two leading parties.

    Reply : 0       6

    Nims Saturday, 20 June 2015 08:48

    It must be mass murders committed by the British if the skeletal were found to be pre 1940

    Reply : 2       1

    Carlo Fernando Saturday, 20 June 2015 09:42

    These bodies are of Tamil people who were massacred during riots.

    Reply : 7       7

    Satha Saturday, 20 June 2015 11:04

    It is very wrong to comment about the mass grave at Matale,till the facts come out, if wrong comment meansit will flash back to the wrong commentater,it is the natureof the graves.

    Reply : 0       6

    brainmaster Saturday, 20 June 2015 19:28

    Could it be that the bones got switched and the bones which were sent to Florida are not from the Matale mass grave ?

    Reply : 1       7

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