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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2703

Australian forensic team coming to Sri Lanka next week to investigate 17 aid workers massacre

Munza Mushtaq - Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 01 October, (Asiantribune.com): A team of Australian forensic experts will arrive in the country next week to carry out investigations into the massacre of 17 aid workers in Muttur, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

The Governments of Sri Lanka and Australia have finalized the Terms of Reference (TOR) in relation to the providing of Australian forensic expertise into the investigations being conducted on the deaths of 17 aid workers belonging to the NGO Action Contre la Faim in Muttur.

The Terms of Reference provides the framework for the Australian experts to observe and, at the request of Sri Lanka authorities, to provide technical advice and assistance for the conduct of forensic investigations.

The invitation extended to the Australian experts is in the interest of conducting a transparent and effective investigation. A report will be submitted containing the observations of the experts, upon the completion of investigations, the Ministry added.

- Asian Tribune -

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