Remains of two Vaharai civilians found

[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 July 2006, 18:18 GMT]
Remains of two Tamil civilians Sakthivel Sivasankaran, 28, and Thasan Thevarajah, 24, who disappeared on 22nd May after leaving Kattumurivu village to the border area of Pollonaruwa district to collect honey in the jungle, were recovered by their relatives Tuesday, sources said. Kattumurivu village is located about 12 km off Kathiraveli in Vaharai division in Batticaloa district.

According to village level officer of the area, both persons have died of gunshot wounds.

Residents of Vaharai division usually go to jungles of the Pollonaruwa border to collect honey and meat for their livelihood.

Relatives of both persons went in search of them to the border area of Welikanda located in Pollonaruwa division when they failed to return home more than a month.

On Tuesday the relatives found the remains of these persons in highly decomposed state with their belongings.

Relatives buried the remains of these two persons at the site and returned to their village, civil sources said.


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