The “Grease Yaka” phenomenon which created quite a furore last year was a vast hoax according to a scientific paper presented yesterday at the Academic Sessions of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka held at the Auditorium of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.Doctors Tikiri Gunathilake and Vidanapathirana said in a paper that the “victims” examined bore injuries “not compatible with their stories” with such injuries being either self-inflicted or caused by a “friendly hand.”The two doctors had examined six so called victims of the grease devils.
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Hang on… A scientific paper that looks at six victims? Is THAT going to overcome superstition? No. The Grease Devil phenomena is certainly more complicated than one paper would suggest. Politics and cultural aspects played a role that resulted in a serious outbreak that included violence. People died.