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* Sri Lanka commission probing Matale mass grave to submit report in June
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 09:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: The special three-member Presidential commission appointed to probe the mass grave discovered at Matale in central Sri Lanka expects to submit its report by mid-year around the month of June.

The Commission is keen on getting the time period of the skeletal remains proven scientifically and has decided to send the skeletal samples from the grave to the US to determine the period, a member of the Commission said.

Dhammika Kithulegoda, who is a member of the three-member Presidential Commission, has said that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had been directed to send the samples to Beta Analytic in Miami, Florida for radiocarbon dating.

According to Kithulegoda, the Commission has already recorded statements from witnesses and family members who believe the skeletal remains belong to their loved ones.

Other members of the Commission are retired Supreme Court Judge S.I. Imam and High Court Judge Bandula Atapattu.

The mass grave was uncovered in November 2012 during excavation for construction at the Matale Hospital premises. Skeletal remains of 154 people were found during excavations carried out from the 26th of November 2012 until the 12th of March 2013.

It is believed that the skeletal remains unearthed from the mass grave were of insurgents from the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) killed during the 1988-89 violence.

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