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Skeletal remains not identified

2014 Jan 25

The skeletal remains of those found buried in the Mannar mass grave have not yet been identified, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.He said that so far 42 human remains had been found from the grave at Thiruketheeswaram and excavation was still continuing.

The police spokesman said that the CID is investigating the discovery of the mass grave in the area which was once under LTTE control.

Construction workers in the area stumbled on at least 10 skeletal remains buried at the location last month where they were laying a new water pipe.

Excavation and forensic examinations later began in the presence of judicial officers. (Colombo Gazette)

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