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* Sri Lanka to probe Muslim mass grave site in the East
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 09:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has ordered to exhume a mass grave site believed to be of Muslims killed by the Tamil Tiger terrorists in the Eastern Province.

Kalawanchikudi Courts ordered exhuming a large number of grave sites following claims that the grave sites contain the bodies of scores of Muslims massacred by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 1990.

The court, after examining a motion submitted by Abdul Majeed Mohammed, a resident of Kalawanchikudi, ordered the exhumation of the graves to begin on July 1, 2014.

In his complaint submitted to Kalawanchikudi Police Station, Mr. Mohammed said the Tamil Tigers kidnapped more than 100 Muslims in the area and subsequently killed them and buried.

He further said that the bodies of those Muslims were buried in mass graves near the coast off Kurukkalmadam.

The Kalawanchikudi Court heard the case yesterday and ordered excavation of the grave site.

During the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan security forces and the Tamil Tiger terrorists, the LTTE was accused of engaging in a systematic and brutal ethnic cleansing campaign against Muslims in the North and East.

The LTTE in October 1990 evicted more than 60,000 Tamil-speaking Muslim people at gun point within 24 hours from their homes in the Northern Province.

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