He said: “The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has ignored the directions given by the former Matale Magistrate, Chaturika de silva. Thereafter, she was transferred, and the new Magistrate, Sampath Gamage, has postponed hearing the case on two occasions.”
Dissanayake said the CID had not published an advertisement as directed by the Court, calling on the public to come forward and make claims if any, regarding their family member/s who had gone missing during that period, nor had the CID sent the samples of the skeletons overseas to conducts tests on the same, as instructed by Magistrate de Silva.
“If no justice is meted out through the legal system, we will have to explore other avenues,” he said.
The CID however, had said it is holding back the said advertisement because the Attorney General (AG) had directed that they advertise, once they are informed, as to which period the skeletons belong to, and which information they are yet to receive from overseas.