HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 c1038W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has read the deposition of Mr. D. E. Jayetileke, of Thalagoda, Ceylon, that on the 5th June, 1915, he and two other men were fired on by a party of Punjabi soldiers, and setting forth details of the shooting, killing, and burial of the other two men; and whether Sir Robert Chalmers, then Governor of Ceylon, now Under-Secretary for Ireland, has ever had this case investigated?


I have read the deposition in question. The Governor of Ceylon has reported that the men in question were shot while evading arrest.