May 21, 2019

Excavations begin at Mullivaikkal where bones were found

The excavations at the beach at Mullaitivu, Mullivaikkal,where human bones were found along with parts of LTTE uniforms, were commenced today (21 May) under the supervision of Mullaitivu Magistrate S. Lenin Kumara.

The excavations were commenced following a complaint lodged with Police stating that human bones and parts of LLTE uniforms were found at a coastal land owned by a fisheries' union in Mullivaikka, reports Police.

The Police further stated that the bones are to be investigated by officials attached to Jaffna Hospital.

According to statistics provided by governmental and non-governmental organisations, large number of individuals including army soldiers and members of LTTE have died in Mullivaikkal towards the end of the war.

Madya Kulasuriya - Vavuniya Correspondent