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Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 7:41
UPDATE: Video: Mannar's mass grave illegal - Judicial Medical inquiry reveals
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The Special Judicial Medical Examiner of the Anuradhapura General Hospital Dr. Dananjaya Waidyarathna states that examination of the bone fragments found in the mass grave found near the Mannar – Thirukeshwaram Kovil has revealed that the bodies were not buried in a non legal manner.
He also stated that the excavation work of the mass grave has been halted till the 3rd of January

Speaking to our news team, Special Judicial Medical Examiner Dr. Dananjaya Waidyarathna stated that attention has turned towards employing carbon dating to determine how long the bodies have been buried.

 
UPDATE: Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 06:38 PM
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Specialist assistance on Mannar mass grave


Excavations of the mass grave found near the Thirukethees-waram Kovil in Mannar has been recommenced.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that extensive investigations have been launched regarding the bone fragments found from the area recently.

He also stated that the assistance of a Specialist at the Peradeniya University has also been sought to analyze soil and plants in the vicinity of the mass grave.

Last 20th workers fixing water pipelines in the area along the A 32 Mannar main road had found a skull and few bone fragments.

In further excavations 10 more skulls and more bone fragments were found.
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