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Matale Mass Grave Case: Magistrate Refuses Affidavits, Ignores Submissions & Avoids Recording True Proceedings

The Matale Magistrate yesterday (4 November 2013) refused to accept further affidavits from persons whose relatives have disappeared and were seeking to provide information to court on incidents relating to the mass graves discovered in Matale.

Mass Grave At Matale

The Magistrate verbally asked that all statements be given directly to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). According to several relatives contacted by Colombo Telegraph, this paves the way for the police to be used to cover up for powerful interested parties.

The lawyers appearing on behalf of the aggrieved parties objected to the decision to send forensic samples to a Chinese institution, given the different legal standards applied in China and the recent incidents which have discredited the Chinese Forensic Medicine Association.

The above issues and concerns though raised in open court, are not reflected in the official case record. The case record would only reflect the next date given as 22 May 2014, which is all that was dictated for the record.

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    And so the cover-up begins….Shame on the Magistrate!

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      Shame on the Magistrate????.
      FRom whom and where he got orders to do what ever he likes.?

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      Saracen,

      Yes cover up begins.

      At least if they had a Sri Lankan Gulag, some of the skeletons would have been alive, by Re-birth.

      When they are killed, they are gone for ever..and that is what their killers intended.

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    Sending forensic samples to China!
    A country that thrives on counterfeit goods and duplication!
    Have we descended down to that level of stupidity?
    Might as well drop the samples in the south China sea.

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      And the leader of the Human rights violators group is China, and
      Jarpassa will say ” Go and ask from the mother of thieves.”

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        Amare, as one who has been away from the country for the last two decades, I raise the question, have these judges at all independent views ? Even if those rulers may want them to work pleasing them, the nobility of the LAW POSITION should be safeguarded by them or not ? Why these judge then react so biased ?
        Can you please add more to this?

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        xxxAmare, as one who has been away from the country for the last two decades, I raise the question, have these judges at all independent views ? Even if those rulers may want them to work pleasing them, the nobility of the LAW POSITION should be safeguarded by them or not ? Why these judge then react so biased ?
        Can you please add more to this?

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        JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

        Where is David Blacker who has been missing for sometime?

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    Time is ripe to add this as another charge against the government at the Human Rights Commission at its next session.

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    I know moves are afoot by certain people to get Prince Charles to visit the McDowell Fort in Matale. So why not someone tell the Prince that a mass grave has been discovered in Matale, where there are skeletal remains of some of the extra-judicially killed youths, who rose up against autocracy, corruption, nepotism & cronyism etc have been found. Then he sure will make a visit to that grave too. Its absurd for the authorities to send samples from the said remains to a country like China for forensic testing. The whole world knows that what China has is a m..er Fu..ing juduciary.

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    Sending samples to China is like “horage ammagen Pena ahanawa” (getting a crystal ball read by the crook’s mother)
    Of course there must be many Mohan Pieris “PETIYAS” (offspring) i.e budding judges around to cover the ground of murderers? Although it is intriguing why Vaas G who did a credible investigation into the NE gold case by Ms Dias, is being hounded while all the others are getting away!! It truly is an odd system!!

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    Matare Mass Grave is being covered up by Goatabaya Rajapaksa otherwise his murder will be exposed to the whole world.

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      EVEN if it is swept under the carpet… there will come a time when THE RAJAPAKSA”S will be DE-THRONED, then these cases with doubts can be re- open and those held responsible be punished to the last letter EVEN if they migrate using the ill gotten money to be used to obtain residency in other countries…

      300,000 US dollars will get anyone a US residency like wise UK, which is in dire need of money too has a way of obtaining residency, which will lead to citizenship…

      ALL current politicians, not just in the parliament but also in local bodies have the kind of money to seek residency in ANY country via investment of the ill gotten monies…

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