Two skeletons found at Chemmani

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 September 1999, 11:03 GMT]
(Corrected) Investigators digging the alleged graves of civilians killed and buried by Sri Lankan security forces at Chemmani found two human skeletons this afternoon at a spot in which Forensic expert Prof. Chandrasiri Niriella, had earlier found evidence of human remains.

However, no bodies or human skeletal remains were found at the site identified by the main witness in the case, former Sri Lanka Army (SLA) corporal Somaratna Rajapksha.

Rajapaksha pointed out the locations of several alleged mass graves in Chemmani and Ariyalai in Jaffna last week.

The exhumation of the other sites will resume tomorrow the case judge, Manikkavasagam Ilancheliyan, said.

Hundreds of civilians arrested and allegedly killed by the SLA are buried at several places in near Jaffna town, according to Amnesty International and other human rights groups.

 

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