Human skeletal remains found at Kokkuthoduvai mass grave around 30 years old, Mullaitivu Magistrate told

By Dinasena Ratugamage

Officials from the Department of Archaeology and doctors at Mullaitivu hospital informed the Mullaitivu court on Thursday that the human skeletal remains found at a mass grave site in Kokkuthoduvai are around 30 years old.

The archaeological and medical officials had been asked to appear before the court to inform the Mullaitivu Magistrate, Dharmalingam Pradeepan, about the latest developments in the excavation.

Attorney-at-Law V.K. Niranjan told the court that a report by Raj Somadeva, a Senior Professor in Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, says that the skeletal remains are between 1994 and 1996.

Niranjan said the reports of medical professionals do not indicate the age, weight, gender and cause of death. Officials also informed the court that they couldn’t continue the excavations at the Kokkuthoduvai mass grave site due to the non-availability of funds.

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Source:: The Island