Mar 20, 2019

Discussion on Mannar mass grave on March 22 (Pics) Featured

The final decision on whether to continue excavations at the Mannar Mass Grave Site will be taken on March 22, Chief Investigator and Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Mannar Dr. Saminda Rajapaksha said.

On March 07, the radiocarbon dating report by Florida-based Beta Analytic Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory,was submitted to the court and made public.

The report from Beta Analytic Laboratory in Florida, USA where six bone samples were handed over for radio-carbon dating on January 25, placed the bones from the site from that of 1450 to 1650 AD.

The Mannar Magistrate ordered the suspension of the investigation at the site on Thursday March 8. At the time of suspension, the number of individual skeletons identified was 335, out of which 318 were removed, including 28 paediatric skeletons.

Pics by - Madhawa Kulasuriya

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