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Excavations at Mullaitivu mass grave: Report to be presented to Magistrate

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By Dinasena Ratugamage

The state has spent Rs 5.7 million on excavating a mass grave site in Mullaitivu for nine days, according to official sources.

Prof. Raj Somadeva, who is in charge of excavations, said the investigations at the mass grave site had been suspended on 15 September for the investigators to categorise and examine all the evidence that had been uncovered and present a report to the Mullaitivu Magistrates Court, Prof. Somadeva said. Further action on the site would be taken based on the directives of the court, he said, adding that it was not possible to draw conclusions based on what has been detected so far. So far, skeletal remains of 18 persons have been found.

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