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Thirty three skulls and skeletal remains have been found at the Matale hospital premises so far, police said.

These skulls and skeletal remains were found while digging trenches to lay the foundation for the proposed bio-gas unit of the Matale Hospital.

Further excavations are being carried out in the site while the police are conducting further investigations with the CID. Pix by Mahesh Ruwan Keerthirathna

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  • buffaloa citizen Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:19 AM

    White van dumping ground?

    Rattapakse Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:47 AM

    Oh, don't tell Nava Pillai or Ban-Ki-Moon.

    Left and right, north and south, this country is bleeding with blood!

    God, please forgive those responsible.

    Kondebandapuchhena Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:52 AM

    1987-88 Era or 1971

    kalana Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:43 PM

    Defenetely 88-89...
    Sinhalese killed sinhalese...
    There is no difference between Tamils & Sinhalese, Politics treated same way for people.

    Union Thursday, 06 December 2012 01:20 PM

    May be 1983

    zorro Thursday, 06 December 2012 03:34 PM

    so it looks like a mass grave! who is the culprit and why don't we hear anything from our patriots, who always blame everybody and praise the "civilized" and wonderful mother lanka? If UN, Red Cross or AI say something then they will wake up at once to tell them to take care of their business!

    Yohan Perera Thursday, 06 December 2012 04:23 PM

    It seems the bodies have been laid down in a very orderly fashion. One next to the other. Not just dumped one upon another. I don't understand why the killers were so careful? The depth of the grave yard however seems to be less than 6 feet (2nd image).

    Askiesia Ababha Friday, 07 December 2012 02:21 AM

    Most probably these are bodies of the JVP youths killed during the 1988-89 rebellion.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 07 December 2012 04:16 AM

    If it was done by criminals, then they would not have time for this orderliness. Clearly this is by the State, where the perpetrators were of authority and did not worry about detection.

    Minister Friday, 07 December 2012 04:56 AM

    Can we clean the pit before Nava Pillai comes here!

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