The skeletal remains of a total of nine persons have been unearthed during seven days of excavations at a suspected mass grave at Kokkutuduvai in Mullaitivu.
JMO Kanagasabapathy Vasudeva told the media on 13 September that during the day’s excavations, they found three more skeletons as well as a cyanide capsule and two number tags.
More remains were likely to surface, he said.
The skeletal remains found so far are being kept at the district hospital there.
Dr. Vasudeva said the excavations were time-consuming, since the remains are piled on top of each other.
Excavations there began after water supply workers laying underground pipelines stumbled upon the human remains 200 metres away from Kokkutuduvai central college on 29 June.
Work resumed on 06 September following a court order.