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Another suspected mass grave in Kattankudy

2014 Jun 24

Sri Lankan authorities will dig up the site of a suspected mass grave in the eastern province over claims that it contains the bodies of over 100 Muslims allegedly killed by Tamil Tigers 24 years ago.

“In April a Kattankudy resident had lodged a complaint about a mass grave site in the Kaluwanchikudy area. He asked the police to investigate the murders of around 100 Muslims by the LTTE in 1990,” police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

According to the complaint, the bodies of nearly 100 Muslims killed by the Tigers are buried there.

“The site will be exhumed on July 1,” he was quoted as saying by PTI, adding that security has been tightened in the area.

The LTTE have been accused of ethnic cleansing by chasing out Muslims from the northern and eastern regions of the country.

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