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Mannar mass grave: Skeletal remains of 66 unearthed

22 August 2018 10:42 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Skeletal remains belonging to 66 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 temporarily suspended on August 10 and by that day skeletal remains belonging to 56 individuals were unearthed under the supervision of Mannar Magistrate T.G. Prabhakaran.

He said 40 out of 66 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 - 7

  • Pali Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:36 AM

    well timed. Now this can serve some political agendas and keep the govt going for another 6 months.

    leo Wednesday, 22 August 2018 12:12 PM

    The skeleton remains of whom we will never know. We will never know if these are LTTE Cadres killed by the SL Army or SL Army Killed by LTTE or even innocent caught in cross fire. We can be happy though, that they are now in peace.

    WK Wednesday, 22 August 2018 12:46 PM

    They are definitely the skeletons of Tamil civilians abducted and killed by the Indian Army.

    ANTON Wednesday, 22 August 2018 01:09 PM


    SL Wednesday, 22 August 2018 03:42 PM

    these were reported to be belongs to soldiers captured by LTTE,the site is of a former LTTE camp

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 23 August 2018 10:49 AM

    And still there are stupid MPs who are against compensation payments from relatives

    Lawry Thursday, 23 August 2018 11:02 PM

    Coincidentally 2 familiar names got mentioned in the article.

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