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* Sri Lanka Marxist party calls for an impartial investigation into Mannar mass grave
Mon, Jan 27, 2014, 09:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday called on the government to conduct an impartial investigation into the mass grave discovered in Mannar in the former war zone and bring those responsible to justice.

Issuing a statement, the JVP politburo said the government should expedite and facilitate the investigation process carried out by the law enforcement agencies and remove any obstacles for such investigations ensuring law and order.

So far skeletal remains of 43 people have been found at the mass grave site along the access road to the Thiruketheeswaram Kovil at Manthai in Mannar. Construction workers laying water pipes have discovered the mass grave on December 20th.

The excavations are still continuing at the site under the supervision of Mannar District Magistrate and the Judicial Medical Officer. The manner of the deaths or the time period has not been ascertained yet.

"The persons, who have been buried, whether they are from the South or the North, should receive justice and fair play," the JVP statement said.

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

However, the JVP pointed out that what is important is not using the mass grave to accuse each other but to reveal the truth and taking legal action regarding the perpetrators.

The party demanded the government to hold an "impartial, expeditious and justifiable investigation" regarding the mass grave at Mannar and fulfill justice to the dead.

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