More skeletons in Kilinochchi

Place: Kilinochchi | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 20000321

The Voice of Tigers (VoT) said in its night news broadcast today that three more human skeletons were recovered today from toilet pits in Kilinochchi north today.

The radio said these were the remains of civilians killed by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) when it was in control of the area two years.

About ten human skeletons were found from sewage pits early this month at Thirunagar and Uthayanagar in Kilinochchi district. Six of them were identified by relatives from the remains of clothes found in the pits.


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[TamilNet, March 13, 2000 14:10 GMT]

A human skull and an arm bone were recovered from a sewage pit in a house at Thirunakar in Kilinochchi last Wednesday, said reports from the Vanni. The skeletal remains were handed over to the Kilinochchi hospital.

The remains are believed to be of a woman, said Dr.Vigneswaran, District Medical Officer, Kilinochchi.

'Uthayan', a Tamil daily published in Jaffna, reported last week that eight skeletons were recovered from a sewage-pit in Uthyanakar, Kilinochchi. The remains were found when the owners were cleaning the compound. Jewelry was also found in the pit, the paper reported.

The skeletons are believed to the remains of people who had gone to visit relatives in Kilinochchi, when the SLA was in control of the town, and were latter reported 'missing', the paper said.

Sri Lanka Army soldiers took control of Kilinochchi by operation Sath Jaya in August 1996. The town was re-captured by the Liberation Tigers in October 1998.