Following detection of human remains in an area in side Sathosa Premises in the centre of Mannar Town, excavations were carried out in the area. Human remains were continued to be recovered during the excavations. As at yesterday the excavation work was carried out for the 225th day.
The excavations have been extended to areas adjoining the complex and more attention is paid on extending the excavation area, reducing work on identification and removal of human skeletons.
Human remains are also found in the extended areas. So far, 282 skeletons have been identified with 277 of them being handed over to the Mannar Courts.