Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sri Lanka mass grave unearths ghosts from troubled past

A mass grave unearthed in Sri Lanka has stirred memories of the country's bloody insurgencies and sparked calls for an official inquiry in the island nation that has drawn global scrutiny for its chequered human rights record.

At a building site near a hospital in Matale, a central town 142 km (88 miles) from the capital, Colombo, excavators have found the skeletons, or parts of the skeletons, of at least 59 people.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/19/us-srilanka-massgrave-idUSBRE8BI0AS20121219