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Judicial Medical Officer S. Rajapakse said the skeletal remains excavated from a mass grave in Mannar where likely to be those of 12 children.

He said 114 skeletons had also been excavated from the mass grave in the vicinity of the old CWE building in Mannar on Thursday.

The JMO said a detailed analysis would be done later after samples of the skeletal remains were sent for a carbon test to California.

A team of archaeological and judicial officers are carrying out investigations on a directive of Mannar Magistrate T.G.Prabhakaran. (Romesh Madushanka)

  Comments - 13

  • ANTON Saturday, 01 September 2018 09:47 AM


    Mahesh Saturday, 01 September 2018 10:20 AM

    Everybody will say it's SL army's work. Tamils who spend a luxury life thanks to the 'asylum' tag will protest. And foolish foreigners will believe it. Too bad we can't say whether the dead people are Buddhist, Muslim or Hindus by looking at the bones.

    Sunda Saturday, 01 September 2018 07:15 PM

    This investigation requires experts from USA,UK,or Australia. I think the clue is the children’s skeletons with skeletons of older women.

    Dee Saturday, 01 September 2018 10:21 AM

    Now where is that foreigner who want to be president?

    Jaffna Logic Saturday, 01 September 2018 10:28 AM

    Thousands died in the thirty year conflict that ended in 2009. But never in this thirty years there were any reported incidents of large number of children being killed either by the Sri Lankan Army or the LTTE. According to what the Tamils in the North have witnessed, the only force that was involved in Northern Sri Lanka abducting children with their mothers was the Indian Army,in addition to forcibly taking away men young and old. This mysterious mass grave is highly likely to be that of some groups of Tamil men,women,and children who were taken away by the Indians and kept in Indian Army camps and then killed.It is vital that Sri Lanka request for forensic experts through the UN to come and assist the local investigators.I think after thirty years the truth about what the Indian Army did to the Tamil civilians is going to come out like a revelation.

    War Crime Saturday, 01 September 2018 11:04 AM

    Sri Lankans , however ruthless some of them can be, they would not stoop to animal level and kill small children with their families and bury them. I have a hunch who could be the savages who did this to the babies.

    Michael Saturday, 01 September 2018 11:06 AM

    This has been discovered over 2 months ago, since it is in Mannar their is no query on it ? Some time back there was similar incident in Matale mass grave which has been wiped off. Will any action be taken regarding this ?

    jayantha Saturday, 01 September 2018 11:17 AM

    Child soldiers of LTTE

    Chris Saturday, 01 September 2018 05:44 PM

    What an insensitive comment. So a child soldier can be killed by an adult soldier.?I wish you never have to bury a child.So sad.

    Sivakumar Saturday, 01 September 2018 07:10 PM

    This can’t be LTTE child soldiers because the skeletons are of very young children and furthermore Mannar is miles away from Wanni where the 2009 war took place.

    Andrew Saturday, 01 September 2018 11:48 AM

    I hope the truth will prevail

    appuva Saturday, 01 September 2018 01:06 PM

    kavada hari meva navatha vala damanna sidu venava ethakam thiyaganne koheda . Diyavannaveda?

    Ceylon Saturday, 01 September 2018 01:08 PM

    1000 years slso.not enough to find crimes taken place in sri lanka during last 70 years.nesrly 400,000 killed.even one murder case still didnt go to yeats gone lasantha,eknaligoda,thajudeen,11 students casess only came out for investigations.those also trying to cover up.still drag on for years for no reason.

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