Sri Lanka postpones digging of suspected Muslim mass grave

The digging of a suspected mass grave site in eastern Sri Lanka where about 100 Muslims allegedly massacred by the LTTE are buried was postponed on Tuesday due to the absence of judicial, medical and forensic officers.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 01, 2014, 22:38 PM IST

Colombo: The digging of a suspected mass grave site in eastern Sri Lanka where about 100 Muslims allegedly massacred by the LTTE are buried was postponed on Tuesday due to the absence of judicial, medical and forensic officers.

"The digging of the site has been postponed till August 18," police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.

The suspected mass grave in eastern province`s Kathankudy area is believed to be the site where Muslims allegedly massacred by the the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are buried.
A resident of the area had lodged a complaint about the mass grave site, police said.

He had asked the police to investigate the murders of around 100 Muslims allegedly by the LTTE in 1990.
The LTTE during the nearly three-decades long civil war in the north and east regions were accused of driving out Muslims in their ethnic cleansing of the regions which they called the Tamil homeland.