Muttur aid workers' bodies exhumed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 October 2006, 04:06 GMT]
The exhumation of fifteen bodies of the seventeen aid workers killed in Muttur town during the first week of August this year commenced Wednesday at four different cemeteries located in Trincomalee and its suburbs in the presence of Anuradhapura Magistrate, four judicial medical officers, and the representatives of the French based non-government organization Action against Hunger (ACF), civil society sources in Trincomalee said. Earlier two bodies of the aid workers were exhumed and sent to Colombo police morgue.

Officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and relatives of twelve victims were present at that time of exhumation.

The exhumed bodies were scheduled to be transported Wednesday evening to Colombo in freezer trucks to be stored in Colombo police morgue till the fresh post mortem examinations are held under the observance of a team of Australian forensic experts who are expected to arrive in Colombo this week, sources said.

Anuradhapura Magistrate Wasantha Jinasena who has been specially appointed by the Sri Lanka's Judicial Services Commission (JSC) to conduct the inquest proceedings into the killing of the aid workers last week fixed the date for the exhumation of remaining bodies.

The inquest is being held in Kantalai Magistrate Court as the Muttur court is not functioning since the outbreak of fighting in August, sources said.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
14.06.19 18:48   Photo
Mano Ganesan misleads on Kanniyaa heritage dispute: Trincomalee Councillor
13.06.19 22:45   Photo
SL military targets Tamil grassroots activists in Mullaiththeevu, GS officer receives death threat
12.06.19 22:47   Photo
SL State-run Timber Corporation escalates logging of teak trees in Vanni
11.06.19 08:37   Photo
SLA Sinha regiment extorts money from Tamils in Batticaloa
10.06.19 21:30   Photo
Occupying Colombo schemes Sinhala Buddhist settlement in Chemmalai-East, Vanni
09.06.19 20:39   Photo
SL authorities plan to seize 50 acres as ‘Buddha Pooja Boomi’ in Thennai-maravadi
08.06.19 20:36   Photo
Kokku'laay-centric united action needed to counter Colombo wedging North-East
07.06.19 17:16   Photo
Tamils, Muslims need strategic alliance to protect heritage rights in North-East
06.06.19 19:18  
Sinhala Buddhist fundamentalism ultimate trump card in unitary ‘Sri Lanka’: Suresh
05.06.19 23:20   Photo
Sinhala monk named Galgamuwe ‘Santhabodhi’ spearheads Buddhicisation of Mullaiththeevu
04.06.19 19:02   Photo
SL military, police suppress traces of officer involved in fatal accident
03.06.19 22:32  
Muslims learn hard lesson on modus operandi of Sinhala majoritarianism: Journalist
02.06.19 12:14  
SL Forest Department seizes 1,500 acres of lands opposite Tamil Heroes Cemetery in Champoor
01.06.19 23:18   Photo
Prejudiced Archaeology Dept escalates ethnic tensions in Trincomalee: Civic Councillor
31.05.19 22:11  
IC failing to impose mediated solution, ultimately responsible for escalating Sinhala chauvinism
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=19963