Excavations have resumed at a suspected mass grave at Kokkutuduvai in Mullaitivu following a more than two-month pause.
Skeletal remains believed to belong to 17 persons, including that of LTTE members, had been dug up by the time work stopped on 15 September to analyze the evidence gathered upto then.
Magistrate Dharmalingam Pradeepan supervised the resumption of excavations on 20 November for any more human remains.
JMO Kanagasabapathy Vasudeva said radar equipment would be used within the next four days to determine the extent of the gravesite.
That is pursuant to court permission obtained by forensic archaeologist Prof. Raj Somadeva.
MP M.A. Sumanthiran said funds remained available for two-weeks of work.
Water supply workers digging to lay pipelines stumbled upon the grave on 29 June.