Judicial Medical Officer Dr. Ajith Jayasena of Matale District Hospital who was in charge of the scientific examination of the skeletons found in Matale mass grave has been transferred to Kurunegala General Hospital with immediate effect.
He is to commence his duties at Kurunegala Hospital starting from today (20).
When contacted by the media, he stated that despite the sudden transfer he is still in charge of the skeletons recovered from the Matale mass grave.
He has further stated that he will be visiting Matale hospital in the weekend in order to write the medical analysis report on skeletons as ordered by the court and the court has decided on the time frame of the skeletons based on the scientific analysis report submitted by him and Professor Raj Somadeva, professor of forensic archaeology at the University of Kelaniya.
Meanwhile, the judge hearing the Matale mass grave case, Matale Magistrate Chathurika de Silva, is also to be transferred , reports say.