Mannar mass grave: Skeletal remains of 53 unearthed

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Skeletal remains belonging to 53 individuals had been unearthed by yesterday from excavations of the mass grave in Mannar Sathosa Building Site, Judicial Medical Officer S. Rajapaksa said today.

He said the excavations of the site were being done under the supervision of Mannar Magistrate T.G. Prabhakaran.

He said 34 out of 53 skeletal remains that had been unearthed were sealed and placed at the Mannar Magistrate’s Court.

The excavations of the site began after some skeletal remains were found while digging a foundation for the Sathosa building by workers in March. (Romesh Madushanka)

  Comments - 10

  • Bingo Thursday, 26 July 2018 04:54 PM

    Proof of Tamil genocide!

    Saman Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:12 PM

    Wait till some do a legitimate investigation. Because it could be the innocent LTTE babies responsible.

    Selvaratnam Thursday, 26 July 2018 05:06 PM

    North is scattered with mass graves. This has nothing to do with Sri Lankan forces or the LTTE. One such was discovered in the Jaffna stadium few years ago,they were skeletons of men,women,and children. Mysteriously the discovery was hushed up.

    James Thursday, 26 July 2018 09:51 PM

    If the perpetrators are not Sri Lankan Forces or the LTTEthen who could have done this ?

    Ganesh Friday, 27 July 2018 10:59 AM

    What nonsense are you talking about ? Are you senile?

    To DM Thursday, 26 July 2018 05:46 PM

    We the Indians are handsomely paying you,with the expectation that you would not allow any news or comment against India or the IPKF. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Shanthy Thursday, 26 July 2018 09:56 PM

    I agree with this comment 100%. DMail,by publishing this comment you are trying to convince that you have nothing to hide,well you are hiding a lot 99%.

    Suraj Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:36 PM

    As an Indian, I too join others in thanking your newspaper.

    Suresh Thursday, 26 July 2018 07:31 PM

    At the moment, we can't blame any body. Hence the government should conduct a fair investigation to find the truth.

    Mandayan Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:47 PM

    Instead of saying, dead buried themselves there, people find out the murders.

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