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* Skeletal remains of 80 people unearthed from mass grave site in Northern Sri Lanka
Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 08:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: More skeletal remains unearthed Monday from a mass grave site in Manner in northern Sri Lanka have brought the total number of bodies discovered to 80.

Judicial medical officer Dananjaya Waidyaratne said excavations resumed on Monday after a short pause at the grave site.

The excavations at the site along the access road to the Thiruketheeswaram Kovil in Mannar in the former war zone began initially on December 20 after road construction workers laying water pipes along the road stumbled on the human skeletal remains and alerted the police.

The excavations are still continuing at the site under the supervision of Mannar District Magistrate and the Judicial Medical Officer. The excavations have been extended till March 5, due to Hindu devotees celebrating Maha Shivratri at the end of this month.

The manner of the deaths or the time period has not been ascertained yet.

The area where the mass grave was found has been under the control of the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists for nearly 25 years until the security forces took control of Mannar in 2008.

Recently the Asian Legal Resource Centre, an international non-governmental organization has raised concerns that the excavation of the mass grave and the investigations into the skeletal remains are not being conducted according to modern forensic methodologies and called on the UN to intervene.

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