Unravel secret of mass grave: JVP

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday charged that at least 200 youth killed during the 1987/89 insurrection were buried in the mass grave found in Matale and urged that UPFA and UNP politicians and the military personnel responsible should be brought to book.

JVP parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a news conference that investigations should be started immediately to determine who was responsible.

He said there was suspicion that the delay in investigating and arresting the culprits may be because those responsible were with the government now.
Mr. Dissanayake said some of those holding prominent posts in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government provided information which led to the killing of JVP cadres by killer squads.

He said a politician who killed a JVP member in Kesbewa was a minister in this government while another minister is known to have visited a torture chamber in Tunmulla and urinated on a youth named ‘Tanga’ just before he was executed.

“Therefore the government may be hesitant to carry out investigations on the mass grave because some of its prominent members were also involved in these killings during the insurrection. This is the case with some UNPers as well,” Mr. Dissanayake said.

He said this mass grave was discovered accidentally when trenches were being dug up to put up the foundation to build an extension for the Matale Hospital.

Mr. Dissanayake said similar mass graves could be found in Kurunegala and Galle as there several JVP members in these areas. He recalled that more than 60,000 youth were killed during the period of terror between 1987 and 1989. (Yohan Perera)
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  • Mohamed Mohideen, Thursday, 07 February 2013 03:46 AM

    During the period in 1987/89 the JVPers were harmless creatures. We too underwent the same suffering like other Sri Lankans.

    jude Thursday, 07 February 2013 03:47 AM

    It's a mass grave of JVP Terrorist.??!!!..Remember.

    raj Wednesday, 06 February 2013 11:48 AM

    UPFA in 87/89 period?

    samara Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:22 AM

    grave silence....

    Jehan Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:27 AM

    If there is a killing justice need to bring , there is no two words about it, what ever said and done there were two parties who threw youth to death that is LTTE & JVP.. both are now walking towards the museum simply because of their conduct when they had power

    ind Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:24 AM

    How innocent JVP at that time. paw ane !!

    Sapumal Bandara Thursday, 07 February 2013 05:43 AM

    Also, remember that after death nobody is a terrorist.

    DHA Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:34 AM

    What about the killings carried out by JVP ???....you'll are talking like Angels.....shameless politicians......

    Ananda Seneviratne Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:49 AM

    Huh????Arent these JVP killers killed hundreds of innocent bus drivers, shop owners, villagers, etc???/Does this guy think Sri Lankans forgot the past of JVP' killing and taking the whole country to a dark era???

    Minan Wednesday, 06 February 2013 06:48 AM

    Most of the guys who were in forefront to eliminate J.V.P are in the ruling side now, so I doubt whether a fair investigation will be done to find out about the mass grave.

    jj Wednesday, 06 February 2013 07:00 AM

    If the JVP is calling for the persons responsible for the murders and burial of any innocent youth to be brought before the law and punished (which I agree) then all those members of the JVP during the period of their terror (who are still around) also should be equally dealt with for the many murders, loss and damage to public/private property and economy.

    Prasad Wednesday, 06 February 2013 07:19 AM

    Why dont you start by Putting Somawansa Amarasinghe and your politburo on trial for Murder, Treason, Robbery, Vandalism and Vigilantism? You seem to have forgotten that you lead these 60,000 youth with false ideologies while your leaders lived a luxury life.
    Let’s do a quick cap of what the JVP did
    1. Burnt Almost all the CTB Busses and destroyed Public Transportation
    2. Blew UP electricity Transformers
    3. Killed Family members of Security force Members who at the time was Fighting the LTTE
    4. Disrupted Education by Closing Universities and Schools
    5. Killed People for Voting in Elections
    6. Killed 14 Tea Planters for simply ignoring JVP threats some of which included to Stop Production in Tea estates, raising the National Flag on Independence Day, etc.
    7. Killed Politicians and Political Activist of other Political Parties.

    adrian Wednesday, 06 February 2013 07:33 AM

    Let us not forget that the JVP were worse than the tigers killing innocent people during that period.

    Maha Rajanani Wednesday, 06 February 2013 07:37 AM

    Hey you JVP guys, only when the authorities dug out grave yard you people realized Investigations. First, you people should thank the authorities and H.E. President to making the Revelations of the yard and starting the digging.

    Goodmaen Wednesday, 06 February 2013 07:52 AM

    Please public be silent. Coz I want to listen Wimal w.wansa's voice!!!! Are you there to voice for your old golayo!

    Amintha Wednesday, 06 February 2013 07:57 AM

    Dear Anura, you were escaped. Be happy and keep your mouth shut now. Please do not motivate present young generation to become another victims.

    ANTON Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:08 AM

    SEEMS HE HAS RECOGNIZED THE SKELETONS.

    Sumanasiri Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:15 AM

    What about the role of the present head of JVP.


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