Accused rapist alleges mass graves in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 July 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Revelations by Corporal Rajapakse, the first accused in the rape and murder case of Krishanthi Kumaraswamy, the Jaffna schoolgirl, that there were places in Jaffna where more than 400 dead bodies were buried, have had repercussions in the minds of the Jaffna public, said sources in Jaffna.

Jegan, the Jaffna Organiser of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) said today, that the statement had created suspicions in the minds of Jaffna citizens that the existence of such clandestine graveyards could be true.

The parents and relatives of the disappeared in Jaffna were especially keen on finding out whether the information was correct, he said.

Jegan said it was the duty of the Sri Lanka Government to investigate the veracity of this statement, and if true, to use forensic methods to identify the bodies.

 

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