Bodies discovered in Koslanda to be subjected to DNA test: Police

Bodies discovered in Koslanda to be subjected to DNA test: Police

Written by Bella Dalima

06 Nov, 2014 | 9:42 pm

Ten bodies have been discovered in search operations in Meeriyabedda, Koslanda. Police stated that the body parts that were discovered will be subjected to a DNA test for identification and added that 28 individuals are still missing.

Search operations recommenced on Thursday as well to find persons missing in the aftermath of the Koslanda tragedy. The Sri Lanka army and aid teams participated in the search operations.

Clothes and other documents were discovered in the debris of a house that was found by the aid workers. Meanwhile, police stated that the investigation that were conducted in connection to the incident have concluded.

An inspection tour was carried out in the Meeriyabedda Koslanda area by A. Natarajan, Deputy High Commissioner. of India in Sri Lanka.

Leader of the democratic party Sarath Fonseka also arrived in Koslanda on Thursday. He looked into the well-being of the people receiving shelter at the Koslanda Tamil National College.

Sarath Fonseka tried to distribute aid to the individuals at the location but was asked by the officials of the Disaster Management Centre to hand over the donations to the aid centre established in Koslanda

However, the donations that were brought by the group including Sarath Fonseka was unloaded opposite the Koslanda Tamil National College. All that the people of Meeriyabedda have been left with today are the sad memories of the tragedy and hope, that the future will be brighter.

Until that hope is realised, they continue to while away their days at these camps.


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