Skeletal remains found in secret Navy Prison

BY Ishara Ratnakara

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered the CID to launch a probe into the discovery of skeletal remains in the underground prison named ‘Gunside’ located within the Ocean Science Faculty premises of the Naval Command in Trincomalee, during the visit there of an overseas monitoring group that was probing disappearances in the East.

The CID also told Court that a Dolphin Mitsubishi vehicle bearing number 6021 had also been discovered in the underground prison. Inquiries carried out on the chassis number had revealed that the vehicle had belonged to John Reed of Kotahena from whom it had been stolen.

The CID also told Court that its investigations had revealed that 11 persons had been abducted and detained at this underground prison.

The CID also told Court that the underground prison cell known as ‘Gunside’ had been sealed on 22 April 2015. The case is to be called on 18 May.