Muttur probe intensifies

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been instructed to prepare a comprehensive list of witnesses in the controversial case involving the murder of 17 aid workers in Muttur in 2006.
According to the National Plan of Action on the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), the CID is conducting investigations into the killing of the aid workers of Action Against Hunger, a French humanitarian agency.
The National Plan of Action, which was last week placed in the public domain by Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, stated that the outcome of the Muttur inquiry was forwarded to the Attorney General.
The LLRC had called for an investigation into the incident after human rights groups and the international community continuously raised the failure to take to task those responsible.
A team of Senior State Counsels are also reviewing material related to the incident, the National Plan of Action stated.
The National Plan of Action also notes that the Police has been advised to institute Non Summary Proceedings in the relevant Magistrate Court, against thirteen
suspects on charges of unlawful assembly, murder and attempted murder in the killing of five students in Trincomalee.
The 13 suspects have already been remanded by the Trincomalee Magistrate.


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