Excavaations have begun after skeletal remains have been found in a well on private grounds in Mulliyawalai, Mullaitivu.
A woman who visited cattle in the area noticed the human remains and informed local authorties, who then informed the Sri Lankan police regarding the matter.
Police arrived at the spot and inspected the skeleton, before posting officers in civilian clothes at the site.
Excavation of the site has since begun following authorisation from a Mullaitivu court. Forensic and medical police officers are working together to carry out the excavation and recovery work, in the presence of Mullaitivu District Court’s judge N. Sutharsan.
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