Dec 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities continuing investigations on a new mass grave uncovered in the North believe the mass grave was used by the Tamil Tiger terrorists during their reign of the area.
The new mass grave was found along the access road to the Thirukethiswaram Kovil in Mannar in the former war zone. The area was under the control of the Tamil Tigers until the government security forces liberated the area in 2008.
The police suspect the grave was used by the Tamil Tigers during the war to bury civilians and soldiers killed by the rebels, Xinhua reported Monday.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the excavation work was carried out at the mass grave in Mannar in the presence of authorities.
SSP Rohana said that the Mannar Police are conducting the investigation and a magisterial inquiry has already begun.
According to authorities remains of at least 10 people have been unearthed at the grave site.
The remains are yet to be identified and how and when the deaths occurred are yet to be determined, according to the police.