Chemmani investigations: Statements to be taken from SLA officers

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 October 1999, 11:39 GMT]
State Counsel, Yasantha Kothagoda, said earlier today that Police will begin recording statements today from the 20 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) officers who have been named by the key witnesses during the investigations into the Chemmani mass graves.

The witnesses have named 20 SLA officers who are allegedly involved in the arrests, torture and murder of hundreds of Tamil civilians in Jaffna.

The site was brought to public attention after SLA Corporal Somaratna Rajapaksha, the convicted killer of schoolgirl Krishanthy Kumarasamy, revealed the existence of the mass graves.

Around 400 bodies are believed to be buried at the site.

The excavation of mass graves began on July 15 and 15 skeletons have so far been recovered.


Related Articles:
17.09.99   Intact skeleton unearthed at Chemmani
01.09.99   Chemmani exhumations next week - AG
30.08.99   Key witness identifies Jaffna grave sites

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.03.19 21:02   Photo
TNA hierarchy backs controversial Sinhala extremist project at Jaffna entrance
14.03.19 22:36  
STF commandos torture Tamil man in Batticaloa, victim held incommunicado
13.03.19 14:11   Photo
Tamil parties failing to single-mindedly demand genocide justice, more dangerous than ITAK
12.03.19 17:28   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala Buddhicisation of 40 more locations in Mullaiththeevu
11.03.19 17:33   Photo
118 Muslim families demand occupying SL Navy to release their lands in Mannaar
10.03.19 18:34   Photo
Colombo sabotaging mass grave investigations and Tamils learning lessons on ‘hybrid’ paradigm
09.03.19 17:11   Photo
Manipulations at work to nullify NPC-evolved identity to Eezham Tamils food court
08.03.19 20:24  
Occupying Colombo set to grab 227 acres of private lands in Vali North in Jaffna
07.03.19 21:10   Photo
Intelligence establishments poised to escalate religious fundamentalism in Mannaar
06.03.19 17:29   Photo
Sinhala ‘emperor’ monk wants Muslims expelled from Arisi-malai in Trincomalee
05.03.19 19:42   Photo
Tamils mark Shivaratri at base of hill seized by SL Archaeology Department in Trincomalee
04.03.19 14:18  
Ranil's ‘development’ of North-East is divide-and-rule imposed on Tamils
03.03.19 18:05   Photo
Protest continues beyond two years at Keappaa-pulavu in Mullaith-theevu
02.03.19 11:09   Photo
Desecration of Sivalingam by SL Archaeology Department sparks tension in Trincomalee
01.03.19 21:52  
Colombo wants to mark ancient villages in East as ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ villages
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4009