CID investigating 1987 Aranthalawa massacre- AG

August 3, 2021 at 2:44 PM

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced investigations into the Aranthalawa massacre that took place in 1987.

The Attorney General’s Department briefed the Supreme Court today on the investigation being conducted by the CID.

Ven. Andaulpatha Buddhasara Thera who had sustained critical injuries in the Aranthalawa massacre had filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court last year. 

He had sought an order to prosecute any living terrorist involved in the massacre, in which 33 Buddhist monks, most of them young novice monks, and four civilians were killed by the LTTE.

Following the petition, then Attorney General Dappula De Livera had directed the IGP to record a statement from the Thera and commence criminal investigations into the incident. (NewsWire)