Skeleton halts bio gas unit

By Madura Ranwala

 The discovery of a skeleton in the Matale hospital promises yesterday morning brought a halt to the clearing of a site for the hospital’s proposed Bio-gas unit.

The skeleton was unearthed when back hoe was being operated to dig up the site.

Police sources said that the site, near the mortuary and a cemetery, was being prepared to construct the proposed building. It was sealed and awaiting the magisterial inquiry to be held today.

Sources said that skeleton was that of a human believed to have been buried by the hospital authorities at government expense about 30 years ago.

However, investigation would continue to ascertain the facts and plans for the proposed building have been temporarily shelved, sources said.

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