Relatives to identify Chemmani skeletons
[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 February 2000, 17:08 GMT]
Fifteen of the 17 human skeletons exhumed from Chemmani graves in Jaffna will be kept for identification by the relatives of the missing. More than 600 persons were reported missing during 1996 and 1997 after the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) troops took control of Jaffna.
The skeletons will be kept at Jaffna Central College from Monday, 21st February 2000, for identification.
2 human skeletons have already been identified, sources said.
Relatives of disappeared persons will be subjected to DNA tests if needed, officials concerned said.
Meanwhile a new High Court for Jaffna district is likely to be declared open during the early part of March, legal sources said.
Mr. K.P.S. Varatharajah, presently District Judge of Trincomalee is to be promoted and appointed as the first High Court Judge of Jaffna, sources added.