Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 91 skeletons recovered from mass grave in Sri Lanka's Central Province
Sun, Jan 20, 2013, 10:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 20, Colombo: Excavations continued at the mass grave found in Sri Lanka's Central Provincial town Matale have so far unearthed 79 human skulls, police media unit said.

Another 12 skeletons without skulls have also been unearthed at the site in Matale District Hospital premises during the excavations.

The excavations, commenced on November 27th, are being carried out on an order by Matale Magistrate Chathurika de Silva and under the supervision of Consultant Judicial Medical Officer Dr. Ajith Jayasena.

The collective graveyard was found within the Matale Hospital premises when a backhoe was digging the area for a new construction.

Department of Archaeology has verified that the remains recovered from site have no archaeological significance.

Excavations are still being conducted and the investigations are conducted by the Judicial Medical Officer of Matale and the mystery behind the pit is yet to be revealed.

The JMO however, says it will take some time to identify the remains and no conclusions can be drawn until an expert team had finished its work.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Fitch Ratings lowers Sri Lankan banks sector outlook for 2017 to negative from stable
-- [2 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka aims to make Hambanthota Port an income generating enterprise with Chinese support
-- [43 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's President calls for averting environment conducive for bribery and corruption in government
-- [1 hour and 45 minutes ago]
New plan to revive Sri Lanka's struggling handloom industry
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints ministerial sub-committee to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030
-- [3 hours ago]
Largest ever cocaine haul in South Asia detected in India-bound ship at Sri Lanka port
-- [3 hours ago]
Indian Garment N Fabric Expo - 2017 in Sri Lanka next month
-- [4 hours ago]
Government allocates Rs. 45 billion to import pharmaceutical drugs for next year
-- [9 hours ago]
Man nabbed at airport with banned pesticides
Rights to be ENJOYED equally by EVERYONE for all 365 days

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.