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* Skeletal remains of 42 people unearthed from mass grave site in Northern Sri Lanka
Wed, Jan 22, 2014, 11:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 22, Colombo: Skeletal remains of three more people have been unearthed from the unmarked grave site found in Mannar in Northern Sri Lanka, authorities said Wednesday.

With the latest discovery, skeletal remains of 42 people have been unearthed so far from the site that lies along the access road to the Thirukethiswaram Kovil in Mannar in the former war zone.

The Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said the second phase of the excavations commenced on January 16 will continue.

The excavations began 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 carried out under the direction of specialist Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Dr. Dhananjaya Waidyaratna in the presence of Mannar District Magistrate Ms. Ananthi Kanagaratnam.

So far no clues have been found from the site to determine when the bodies were buried or by whom.

It has been reported that the site was in the region that was under the control of the Tamil Tigers until the security forces liberated Mannar in 2008.

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