Tamil Diplomat

Morakottanchenai human remains – excavations commence tomorrow

Eravoor police yesterday said that the examination of a site near the Morakottanchenai (Batticaloa) Army Camp, where human remains were discovered some time back will commence tomorrow and continued for two days.

A team consisting of, Additional judge and Additional District Judge, Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Riswie, Senior Medical Specialist, M.Sivasubramanium, JMO of the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital, P.C.Suranga Perera, Medical Specialist from Kandy Hospital, Asitha Keerthy, Medical Specialist Badulla General Hospital,D.I.Waithyalankara, and an Officer of the Geological Survey Department, J.A.T.V.Prioyanth visited the site where the human remains were found, on the 2nd of this month and decided that the exploratory excavation will commence tomorrow. In consistant with this decision the excavations will start tomorrow.

The said Army camp is located by the side of the Batticaloa – Colombo High way in Morakottanchenai is in operation from 1990, the area residents said. The camp was established on state lands and lands of the people and the Army handed over some of the lands of the people back to them in 2014. Houses are being built with the assistance of the Ministry of resettlement in these lands.

When the owner of the land adjacent to the Army Camp tried to clean the septic pit of his toilet, on 30.10.2018, remains of bones, burned slippers, pieces of burned tyres and burned charcoal were found in that pit.

This find was informed to the police, Aditional judge and Addititional District Judge, Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Riswie and other relevant officer visited site on 30.10.2016, inspected the recovered article and ordered for the analysis of the recovered articles and further excavation be done at the site.

Police security was provided for the site.It is this site that is to be excavated tomorrow