SLMM to release report on Pottuvil massacre next week

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 September 2006, 03:02 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) is expected to hand over its report on the Pottuvil massacre to the Sri Lanka Government authorities on Monday or Wednesday next week, informed sources said. Sri Lanka Government and the Liberation Tigers have blamed the other for hacking to death on 18 September around 4.00 am. 10 Muslim workers who went to repair an irrigation tank in Rathal Kulam, Pottuvil.

SLMM officials recently met with the only survivor of the massacre. They recorded the statement of Kareem Meera Mohideen who was warded at the Amparai general hospital, sources said.

A special team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police, STF and Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) have already conducted investigations separately into the massacre.

Meanwhile, the Akkaraipattu District Judge Mr.T.L.A.Manaf began recording the evidence of witnesses in connection with the massacre.


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