Police recover sixth body in Kandana marshy land

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 March 2007, 11:37 GMT]
One more body in a highly decomposed state was found dumped in marshy land in Kandana police division, north of Colombo, Sunday, bringing total number of bodies found in the Mutturajawela swamp area to six, police said.

Dumped body at Kanadan
The bodies of five men shot in the head with their hands tied together and blindfolded were found by Sri Lankan police, who called the deaths an apparent "execution-style killing". (AFP photo)
The body was handed over to the Kandana hospital for identification and postmortem examination.

The five bodies recovered on Friday and Saturday at Mutturajawela swamp are lying in the Ragama government hospital.

Kandana police said none of the bodies has been identified yet though several persons had come to hospital and viewed these bodies.

A special police team has been searching the Mutturajawela swamp area for more bodies, police said.


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