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3 more skeletons unearthed in Mannar mass grave

3 more skeletons have been uncovered in the latest excavation of the mass grave in Mannar, reported the Uthayan.

The excavation is the 20th to have taken place so far, from which a total of 58 bodies have been unearthed.

See more from the Uthayan (in Tamil) here.

The mass grave was first discovered when construction workers found two human skeletons on December 20th when digging in Thirukketheeswaram.

The following week, a further four skulls were unearthed, with more over subsequent weeks (see also here, here, here, herehere and here).

The Bishop of Mannar, who has called for an international investigation into the mass grave due to the lack of credibility associated with any internal process, had earlier said that the holes in many of the skulls were believed to be from gunshot wounds.

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