Government buries 47 IDP bodies in 14 days in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 May 2009, 22:12 GMT]
Forty-seven bodies of members of internally displaced families from Vanni region due to the recent military operation by Sri Lanka Army and sheltered in the internment camps in Mannaar were buried in Mannaar general cemetery from May 13 to May 27 by Mannaar District Secretariat at State costs as their relatives failed to claim the bodies.

The dead were badly injured in the Vanni military operation and warded in Mannaar general hospital. Their bodies were kept in Mannaar general hospital mortuary for identification.

Thirty bodies were identified while seventeen bodies were not identified.

However, relatives who identified the 30 bodies refused to accept them for burial due to financial difficulties.

The names of identified thirty persons, succumbed to injuries they sustained in Vanni region during military operation, are given below:-

k.Mathiaparanam, K.Thevan,Velaji, E.Kaththamuththu, Thirugnanaselvam, Arulanantham Sivarajah, Maruthai Kanthiah, Sinna Balakrishnan, Yasotha Moorthiammah Sivaraja Babu, Sinnathamby Thavachelvi, Nagiah Jeyarajah, K.Rajappu, Manonmani Govindan, R.Kamalaraj, Kanagamma, K.Rajeswari , Sellaratnam, Piruthika, S.Sellaranee Meuyaththa, Keeman, Arumugam, Sivakolunthu Regina, Ramanathan Kumarasamy, Sriskandarajah Kanagaladchumy Kanthappu Sellamma andThillaimpalam Rajendran.

Fifteen unclaimed bodies of Vanni IDPs were buried in Mannaar general cemetery in the month of January this year


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