Murdered then tossed into a mass grave: Sri Lanka unearths 150 decades-old skeletons and promises to uncover the truth

Murdered then tossed into a mass grave: Sri Lanka unearths 150 decades-old skeletons and promises to uncover the truthPresident appoints commission to seek answers to grisly findThe bodies date back to a Marxist uprising in the 1980sPresidential commission will run alongside ongoing police investigation By Sam Webb PUBLISHED: 15:24 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:02 GMT, 10 April 2013 The Sri Lankan government has launched an investigation into a recently uncovered mass grave containing more than 150 skeletons. President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced a presidential commission will be appointed to investigate the chilling find, likely to be the bodies of Marxist rebels killed decades ago, said Lakshman Hulugalle, head of the government's Media Centre for National Security. It was found late last year at a state-run hospital in the central region of the country.