Police to investigate mass graves

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 August 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Police officials from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will visit the alleged 'Chemmani mass graves' on August 4 along with Sri Lankan Army copral Somaratne Rajapakse, the first accused in the rape and murder case of Krishanthi Kumaraswamy said sources.

The CID has recorded a statement from Rajapakse and the Attorney General's office has granted permission to take him to Chemmani, the sources said.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) which has independently recorded a statement from Rajapakse on July 23 is expected to visit the site with forensic experts from the Colombo University, the sources said.

Copral Rajapakse who has been sentenced to death revealed in the courts that between 300 and 400 Tamils who were tortured to death in the Army custody have been buried in Chemmani.

Meanwhile Minister of Cultural and Religious Affairs Mr. Lakshman Jeyakody who is also a member of the newly formed anti harassment committee said that the commission has received 40 complaints since it began functioning two weeks ago.

He said that 23 of the complaints were from Colombo area, while the rest were from various parts of the island.

The commission has not received any complaints from Jaffna, he said.


Related Articles:
31.07.98   Mass graves cover up alleged
25.07.98   Tight security around SAARC conference
12.07.98   Committee to investigate detainees' conditions

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1845