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Mass grave at Pudukuduirippu

( March 1, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Nine remains of human have been exhumed from a grave at Moonkilaru of the Pudukudirippu police division in Mullaitheevu.

This incident was registered after two remains exhumed while a house owner plough the backyard.

Dr S Sivaruban, the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of Jaffna Teaching hospital has stated that the majority of the skeletons were female.

The clothes of the remains have been decomposed, however pieces of Nylon and a National Identity Card were recovered from the grave, he revealed.

Dr. Sivaruban further stated that the residents of the area mentioned that Moonkilaru village faced an artillery attack in 2009.

In an inquiry made by 'BBC Sandeshaya' Media Spokesman for the Police, SSP Ajith Rohana has stated that the area was under the rule of LTTE for over 20 years.

The parts of skeleton are being subjected to further investigations, he added.



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