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Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site

By K.T.Rajasingham
Colombo, 13 February, (Asiantribune.com):

While doubts being continuously raised about the status of the excavation carried out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site, located in the Mannar district, it has been reported that two more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday making the total of so far excavated skeletal remains to 61.

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Those two skeletal remains were excavated yesterday 12th February when the excavation works were taken up at the site for the 22nd time.

Yesterday also, the excavation works continued under the direct supervision of Mannar Magistrate and District Judge Ananthy Kanagaratnam, in the presence of a team of forensic experts led by Judicial Medical Officer D.L. Vaidyaratne and a Police team, sans the presence of the archeological experts at the site.

According to reports, Asian Tribune learnt that so far those involved in the excavation has failed to bring an expert archeologists to study the excavation site and the unearthed skeletal remains as they were being found located in several layers.

It was further reported that those two skeletal remains and vestiges of body parts dug out yesterday were placed in three boxes and stored in the allocated place at the Mannar General Hospital.

So far 35 skeletal remains as well as vestiges of body parts so far collected at the excavation site had been neatly packed in boxes and stored at the Mannar General Hospital.

It was unfortunate no action has been so far initiated to make any attempts of forensic study on those skeletal remains so far excavated.

The excavation works for the 23rd time is continuing even today in front of the Mannar Magistrate and also the District Judge Ananthy Kanagaratnam.

- Asian Tribune -

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 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
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