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* Ancient cemetery found under mass grave in Northern Sri Lanka, excavations temporarily halted
Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 09:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 06, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police said today that the excavation work carried out at the mass grave site in Mannar in the North has been temporarily stopped.

The Police Spokesperson told local media that the excavation at the Mannar mass grave site had been temporarily halted until a report was received from the Commissioner of the Archaeology Department on the archaeological value of the site.

The decision to receive a report from the Archaeology Department was made following some statements that the mass grave was in fact an archaeological site. An ancient cemetery has reportedly been found beneath the mass grave.

The Police earlier announced that skeletal remains of 81 people were unearthed from the mass grave at Thiruketheeswaram in Mannar during the excavation work carried out.

The mass grave was unearthed by a group of workers last year when they were laying pipes on the access road to Thiruketheeswaram kovil.

Authorities have decided to send the skeletal remains found so far for laboratory tests.

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