Mar 08, 2019

Excavation of Mannar mass grave suspended

The Mannar Magistrate, T Sarvanarajah today (March 08) ordered to temporarily suspend the further excavation of the mass grave in Mannar.

Forensic Medical Specialist Saminda Rajapaksa who is in charge of the excavation stated that the court order had been given to study the Radiocarbon report.

According to the report issued by a laboratory in Florida , the bone fragments belong to the period between 1400 and 1650 AD.Analysts however have stated that based on the particular data a specific period cannot be identified.

The report was publicized as a public document by the Mannar Magistrate yesterday (March 07).

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