The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that a new investigation has been launched by the Criminal Investigation Department into the massacre of Buddhist monks in Aranthalawa.
The Supreme Court today considered a Fundamental Rights petition filed by Ven. Agnaulpatha Buddhasara thera, who survived the 1987 terrorist attack.
The petition was considered before the bench comprising judges Priyantha Jayawardene, Achala Wengappuli and Janak de Silva.
State Counsel Dr. Avanti Perera representing the Attorney General in Court said, investigations were relaunched following a statement recorded by the thera.
NewsRadio Court correspondent said the State Counsel also informed Court that a complete report on the progress of investigations will be tabled on the 12th of October.
The Aranthalawa Massacre took place on the 2nd of June 1987 when a bus carrying Buddhist monks, most of whom were child monks, and a few unarmed civilians was ambushed by 20 LTTE soldiers.
Among the dead were 30 novice monks between the ages of 7 and 18, a Chief Priest and four civilians traveling in the bus.
Three monks escaped sustaining critical injuries.