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12 April 2013 02:22 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe yesterday complained to Police Chief N.K. Ilangakoon about the alleged military patrol near the Matale mass grave on Wednesday night. 
In his letter, Mr. Amarasinghe said uniformed military personnel had moved around the grave around 9.30 pm on Wednesday. He said the discovery of the grave that dated back to the period between 1987 and 1989 had become a serious issue subjected to judicial process.  

“We believe the judicial process should continue without any complication,” he said. 
According to initial investigations, the skeletal remains of 154 persons were found in the grave. The JVP believes that their members who went missing during that the insurrection led by them had been buried here. Also, it was confirmed that these persons were tortured and executed.  

Archaeologist Raj Somadeva also found through his investigations that the grave dated back to the 1986/1989 period.  Besides, the judicial medical officer also made the same conclusion.  It was informed to court by Magistrate Chaturika de Silva.( Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 6

  • Lanke Banda Friday, 12 April 2013 04:21 AM

    How can this Man talk as once a upon a Time he himself was in the JVP Politburo which members ordered killing of INNOCENT people in S.L.

    Hemal Friday, 12 April 2013 05:09 AM

    What was Somawansa doing there? May be it is the bodies of people killed by the JVP that had been buried there. Why not ask the staff at the hospital who were posted there during that period?

    Kit udugama Friday, 12 April 2013 08:47 AM

    Take a boat to U K and retire, man

    Kumara Friday, 12 April 2013 09:59 AM

    Do you think IGP will take action?

    Sammy Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:11 AM

    How about showing the same concern for happenings in the North of the country as well.

    Nims Monday, 15 April 2013 01:17 AM

    Hey, Somawansa, Are you talking from your mouth or from another opening in your blood stained body. Tell the country why you gave orders to kill tens of thousands of innocent Sinhalese civilians - just becasue they refused accept your dirty politics. How can you forget your miserable past so quickly.

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