CID instructed to determine forensic expertise on Mannaar mass graves in unison with victims

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 November 2016, 22:12 GMT]
Mannaar Magistrate A G Alex Raja has instructed the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to come to a conclusion without further delay on the external institution that should be conducting the scientific investigations on more than 80 human skeletons from the alleged mass graves at Thirukkeatheesvaram in Mannaar exhumed since December 2013. The decision on external scientific institution should be taken in unison with the lawyers, who represent the families of enforced-disappeared in Mannaar, the Magistrate has instructed the CID.

Mannaar Magistrate, taking up the investigation on Monday this week, has also instructed the parties to document the requirements of the external institution on the forensic analysis, legal sources in Mannaar said.

The ‘Sri Lankan’ CID has been postponing the process citing lack of response from Latin American institutions.

Next hearing on the case has been fixed to 15 January 2017.

In the meantime, a separate case on the excavation of an abandoned well situated near the mass grave site was closed without any significant findings.

So far, more than 80 human skeletons have been recovered at the alleged mass grave site, which is situated near Maanthai junction. The area has been under the control of the occupying Sri Lankan military during the times of war and the site was used as a rear base of the SL military that uprooted the Tamil people from the area in 1990.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 450 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
08.04.19 22:13  
Tamil Nadu politician's family continues ‘Sri Lanka’ investment, disregards criticism
07.04.19 23:39  
Employment discrimination in educational sector in East
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38478