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Mannar mass grave excavation resumes

The excavation of a mass grave at the old CWE building in Mannar has resumed, according to Judicial Medical Officer Dr. S. Rajapaksa, who is in charge of the inspection.

Excavations at the mass grave were temporarily halted on August 10 and resumed on Tuesday.

He stated that among the skeletal remains of 66 individuals that have been unearthed so far, 40 have been removed through excavations.

The excavated skeletal remains have been sealed and placed at the Mannar Magistrate’s Court complex, Dr. Rajapaksa stated.