25 September, 2023


Matale Mass Grave Commission Should Not Obstruct Or Influence The Judicial Inquiry – Bar Committee

Appointment by the president of a committee to inquire into the mass grave found behind the Matale hospital while the magisterial inquiry if proceeding into the incident before the Matale Magistrate is of concern as the reason to appoint such a committee at this stage is not disclosed, says the Standing Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on Rule of Law.

Issuing a statement today the Standing Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on Rule of Law says; “The inquiry before the magistrate into this controversial incident was proceeding with full transparency to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.

“While we appreciate the right of the president to appoint a committee of inquiry we are of the view that the inquiry by the committee should not obstruct or in any way influence the judicial inquiry.

In this case it is of serious concern as the committee is appointed to carry out a parallel inquiry while the judicial inquiry is in progress.”

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    There should NOT be any other investigation by any “dummy” commission or any other body while a judicia probe with forensic investigation of the remains is ongoing.
    It is reported that the magistrate has been transferred,and that the Judicial Medical Officer has been instructed to terminate his investigation.
    All know that such “commissions” issue reports which end up in the archives of the Presidential Secretariat.
    More than ten reports of Commissions are being kept a secret.
    The latest is the Report into the cold-blooded murder of 27 Welikada prisoners by the STF & Police.
    Why is the Bar Association NOT demanding that this report be publicised?
    By their slience they are encouraging impunity by STF & Police.

    This present attempt by the state maybe because the name of Gotabaya Rajapakse has been mentioned as the army officer in charge of the Matale District during the past JVP insurrection.
    There are reports that police records of the period have been erased on orders from Gotabaya.

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    Sing Gota
    Gotabaya Rajapakse
    I float like a butterfly,
    and sting like a bee,
    Sing Gota
    Gotabaya Rajapakse
    I give orders to BBS
    and give contract to DIG Vass
    Ging Gota
    Gotabaya Rajapakse
    Tantana tantana tantan tan……………………….

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