Commission to probe Matale grave

matale   President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to appoint a commission to make an inquiry to the Matale mass grave in addition to a police inquiry, a Presidential Media Spokesman said.

The JVP called for an investigation after hundreds of skulls and skeletal remains were unearthed following excavations at the Matale Hospital.

The JVP claims that the skeletal remains of 154 persons have been discovered so far and that they belong to the 86-89 period.Skulls and partial skeletons were discovered in November last year by workers engaged in construction at the hospital.

Excavations were carried out under a court order while the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology had conducted tests regarding the remains.


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