Mannar: Skeletons reach 80

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The skeletal remains of 80 bodies had been unearthed from a mass grave at Thiruketheeswaram in Mannar during the excavation work carried out so far, the Police said.

The number of the remains unearthed so far has reached 80 by yesterday after excavations carried out by the CID on the instructions of the Mannar Magistrate Anandhi Kanagaratnam.

The excavation was carried out in the presence of the Magistrate and the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of the Anuradhapura Hospital Dhananjaya Waidyaratne.

"We found more skeletons yesterday and the figure now stands at 80," foreign media reports quoted Dr. Waidyaratne as saying.

The figure was up from a previously released figure of 63.

"We have submitted the evidence to courts," he added.

The remains were first found by some workers who were digging a trench to lay water pipes on December 20, 2013.

The excavations were suspended on January 31 on the orders of the Magistrate in view of the Thiruketheeswaram Temple festival. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:30 AM

    Best thing we can do is to despatch these in container to Velupillai Prabakran's aunt Navi Pillay in UN to see her nephew's work of Human Rights and Human Wrongs!

    Don Bandula Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:41 AM

    Half the population are moving skeletons already %X%

    Buruwa Tuesday, 25 February 2014 03:20 PM

    please look for more. Relatives must know where their dear ones are.....a must before March 2014

    R Nada Wednesday, 26 February 2014 08:39 AM

    Now the authorities should be able to tell the age of the mas grave and so many other information related to each and every skeleton.

    sukirichuti Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:15 AM

    Nicky Karunaratne, you are a fool. If you send the skeletons to Pillai, she will enhance the charge sheet to be tabled at Geneva in March.

    Suq Madique Wednesday, 26 February 2014 04:23 AM

    Typically the LTTE cronies have already decided the Army is responsible.


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