Video: Bodies of Lion Air victims being exhumed

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The authorities this morning started to exhume the bodies of the victims of the Lion Air passenger plane that was shot down by the LTTE in 1998, at the Iranathivu beach. Police said that after the incident, the bodies were believed to have been buried in the Iranathivu beach by the LTTE. Pix by Romesh Madushanka-Vavuniya

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  • pitta Sunday, 09 December 2012 02:32 PM

    Maybe the family members want to give a decent burial. After all tese are humans we re talking about. What do you think?

    Minister Monday, 10 December 2012 08:02 AM

    There is a possibility of finding oil there!

    hemantha Sunday, 09 December 2012 03:17 PM


    Pakis buruwa Sunday, 09 December 2012 04:03 PM

    Please show us some more photos of this beach. Very lovely. I like that beach.

    Nizam - Dubai Sunday, 09 December 2012 06:32 AM

    Believed to have beeeeenn buried, not sure......thats cooooooooooolllllllllllll................need some work to do....

    Sundram Monday, 10 December 2012 01:27 AM

    Following KPs information ?

    sando Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:03 AM

    Lovely beach to build a good resort

    mamath Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:22 AM

    sale sale..for political rupees..

    iemerald Sunday, 09 December 2012 08:01 AM

    any comments from the do gooders like amnesty and such

    iranga Sunday, 09 December 2012 08:07 AM

    Look at the beauty of the beach !

    Andy Sunday, 09 December 2012 08:12 AM

    During budget, Welikada prison came to the rescue. Now, Mathale could be covered with this story. My next burning issue is how to cover CJ's story... how to divert public attention to it. Any idea guys?

    Shan Sunday, 09 December 2012 08:19 AM

    How much wide and deep they are to dig?

    The Fact Brotha Sunday, 09 December 2012 09:44 AM

    To build a beautiful resort the land must be clear of dead bodies, let's use unaccountable methods to save the initial costs of building.

    DHA Sunday, 09 December 2012 09:57 AM

    Real trauma for the victims families....feel sorry for them....

    thamilkudimagan Sunday, 09 December 2012 09:58 AM

    When are you going to exhume the bodies in no fire zone in where thousands of innocent civilians were killed by government forces.?Do that first.

    Imran Hussein Sunday, 09 December 2012 10:15 AM

    This is to cover up or to over shadow the recent Matale case.

    weha Sunday, 09 December 2012 10:33 AM

    You got it all wrong dude. the Budget was covered by the CJs issue :). did you even know that they had passed it yesterday :D ?

    sando Sunday, 09 December 2012 10:32 AM

    Ranil will divert the public attention soon, bringing new appointees to the party.

    weha Sunday, 09 December 2012 10:34 AM

    I believe those idiots don't realize that if they want to drain that water they will have to drain the whole sea :D

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 10 December 2012 03:34 AM

    ok im in the dark about this a bit - has it been proven that the Matale remains are of recent victims? I heard the remains were from a few decades back.

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 10 December 2012 03:35 AM

    no according to amnesty and other organisations non-Tamil people are not considered human, hence killing them does not qualify as a HR violation.

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 10 December 2012 03:37 AM

    really? isn't that a bit unfair? then the bodies of those killed in 88-89 should be exhumed first. then the LTTE victims. I think the thousands you are claiming are far outnumbered by the afore mentioned body counts.

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 10 December 2012 03:38 AM

    well according 2 ur logic why is the UN/US concerned about civillians 'claimed' to be killed in 2009? Isn't that also history?

    dev Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:05 PM

    14 years later what are they gonna do with it? its history any ways. move forward men... we gonna gain nothing my digging.

    PoliticallyIncorrect Monday, 10 December 2012 03:39 AM

    that is probably what the govt will ask from UN regarding the war crime issue.

    dev Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:03 PM

    they were burnt.

    Gon Aliya Sunday, 09 December 2012 12:44 PM

    Nation loving politicians,
    This is one of the places you have been looking for a resort. Grab, first come first served

    sach Monday, 10 December 2012 03:54 AM

    u dont want justice as long as victims are not tamil? Dont their family members have the right to know?
    FYI the majority of the victimes are tamils killed by LTTE

    managala Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:19 AM

    Well Said ! non - Tamils are safe to kill according to international Orgs those will not consider as human right violations since they are majority

    managala Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:20 AM

    Why you remember only from 2009 cant you remember from 1983 then you would see lot of killing done by LTTE your memory is so bad bro...

    sach Sunday, 09 December 2012 01:39 PM

    killed by government forces.?Do that first.??? watch news again

    josh Sunday, 09 December 2012 01:50 PM

    what exactly is the point of digging all this bodies up now??

    Siling Biling Sunday, 09 December 2012 01:53 PM

    They might have got some clue that the LTTE has buried some gold items in this beach, that's why in a hurry after 14 years, the beach is being dug.

    Alibaba Sunday, 09 December 2012 02:10 PM

    Mihin Air too digging their own grave

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