Court grants permission for Batticaloa mass grave to be dug up

Court grants permission for Batticaloa mass grave to be dug up

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jun, 2014 | 9:27 pm

Court has granted permission for the excavation of an alleged mass grave in Kurukkalmadam, Batticaloa.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana says excavation will commence on July 1.

Meanwhile, speaking to Newsfirst, SSP Ajith Rohana said: “An individual informed the Kalawanchikudi Police that about 100 muslims abducted by the LTTE from Kattankudy on separate occasions in 1990, were murdered and buried near a beach in Kurukkalmadam.”

He added: “After the Kalawanchikudi Police reported this to court, court granted permission for the area to be excavated. The excavation will commence on July 1. It has been reported that officials from the Commission to Inquire into Complaints on Missing Persons have also examined the area.”

A complaint on the incident in question was lodged with the Presidential Commission to Inquire into Complaints of Missing Persons, when the commission held a sitting in Batticaloa in March to record evidence from the public.

Representatives of the Commission inspected the area following a complaint lodged by Eastern Provincial Councillor Shibly Farook.

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