Former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday 7th that during the 88/89 period he was serving in the army and he was in charge of Mathale district.
In mid 2012 mass human skeletons were found during an excavation carried out on construction in the Mathale hospital ground and the investigations it was revealed the people died have undergone for a severe torture. Archaeologists and judicial medical officers said these skeletons were buried during 88-90 period.
Meantime there was a controversy during the time that army officers in charge of the area were directly responsible for this mass grave. However these investigations were continuously delayed.
During continuous excavation of this locations in Mathale 155 skeletons were found
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