2 December, 2020

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Six Bone Samples From Mannar Mass Grave Sent To Florida: Carbon Test Results Expected In Three Weeks

Six bone samples obtained from the Mannar mass grave have been sent to Florida for beta analytics.

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) observed the process of selecting six bone samples for radiocarbon dating at the mass grave, located at the Sathosa Building in Mannar town.

The results of the carbon testing are expected to be communicated to the Sri Lankan authorities in three weeks.

Radiocarbon dating calculates the amount of Carbon-14 in bone and teeth samples and establishes the approximate time when an animal or plant was alive. It is a form of testing used in archaeology and forensic science for dating human remains.

“The samples from the Mannar mass gravesite will be sent to a laboratory abroad specializing in bomb pulse carbon 14 technique. In cases where the skeletons belonged to persons that died after World War II, bomb-pulse carbon 14 dating can provide a narrower range of time periods in which the deaths occurred,” the OMP said, in a statement last month.

Authorities have unearthed two hundred and seventy-eight skeletons, which includes remains of men, women and children.

Although there are some damages to the bones, judicial medical experts have claimed that it is only upon further investigation that we can determine if these are antemortem or postmortem injuries, and whether it relates to the cause of death.

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    The Office on Missing Persons (OMP)

    Is there anyone in this office who could tell us about the human remains dug out of a large Matale Mass Grave?

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      Why has US citizen Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is under US jurisdiction not been arrested and tried for war crimes in California?! Why send remains from his crimes to US?!!
      What is this Trumpland Human Rights great game in Sri Lanka?! Human rights (without economic rights and JUSTICE) is a foot ball played while Colombo civil society sings hosannahs to Trumpland and the Washington Consensus (IMF, WB) that has put Lanka into a Middle Income Country Debt trap and is asset stripping it with its Asia Proxy Japan, while setting up temporary bases for a plantry 25 million LKR?!
      CT Editors, why no stories on these developments – US navy ops in Trinco and Katunayake? Has Colombo Telegraph been bought by Trumpland as well.
      The fact of the matter is that Ethnic and religious identity politics are being played by US War Corps and Asia Foundation in Sri Lanka today. The book “Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in South East Asia”, published by Yale University press in 2017 holds the key to explaining what is going on today in Sri Lanka with Buddhist identity politics and violence against minorities. Buddhism is being weaponized by played by Trumpland’s Peace Corps, who use ethnic and religious identity politics to distract the people from US plans to set up bases in Sri Lanka with the help of their puppet Bondscam Ranil who should be impeached for Looting the CBSL, in Trump’s Cold War against China in the Indian Ocean.
      Sri Lanka will soon be like Venezuvela, where Trumpland is playing havoc. Or like Syria.
      These are dangerous times.

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      Interested in the Land of Mass Graves – Sri Lanka: ?
      Where are Mass Graves all over the country going back to 40 years of state-sponsored terrorism!
      Mass Graves: source: http://www.economist.com
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21964586
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20726027
      http://sri-lankahumanrights.blogspot.co.uk
      http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/28/sri-lanka-mass-grave-marxist
      BBC investigates Sri Lanka disappearances:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24662898
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24648595

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    What are they trying to achieve by this carbon dating? Sri lanka is a Buddhist killing field and in fact killing humans is a sport. Only thing they lavishly do is killing. Killing in the name of religion, in the name of race, in the name of politics are nothing but normal. Just see on a non-violent period, still daily there are murders in all parts of the country. We have a president who is about a release a killer monk who is in prison to get some votes though he will never ever win an election again. Where ever one digs there will be human remains in SL. One of the most violent countries in the world and where killing is part of life. So these fellows carbon dating etc is to waste the poor people’s money some more and it serves no other purpose other than wasting poor people’s money. So many killers are going about freely and what the heck this investigation is for. Especially if the victims are of tamil origin then what? Do you think they can deal with the killers. Do you think MY3 will find fault with the killers? His patriotism says that he has to protect the killers . You kill and I will save. This is his concept of Buddhism. Come on guys just carry on and accept killing as part and parcel of our heritage and history. Bestiality, incest, patricide, wantonness, betrayal are all our part of history and none other than Mahavamsa confirms this. Our entire national policy is based on Mahavamsa so let us following that to total disaster.

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      NAthan: You explain in your comment why you Tamils are all over the world, your state is under sea water and At least you can open your mouth inside Sri lanka or about Sri lanka.

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        JD don’t you think your question is out of context? Tamils are all over because they feel safe and have a fair deal unlike in their land of birth. How about so many Sinhalese deserting their chosen land where they are rulers, kings, leaders? The issue is about human remains in SL. I agree LTTE too killed but when and why they started this curse? Do you remember 1971 and 1988 period? Do you remember Manemperi the Kataragama beauty queen and how she was killed and by whom? Don’t worry and MY3 is releasing another monster soon to encourage the killing field.

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          @Nathan, why are you wasting your time replying this idiot JD? He is a racist piece of sh#t. Instead of replying with decency, thrash this dirt bag with a load of feces. Even feces is too good for this dog.

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        Thanks to Srilakan governments’ conduct Tamils are all over the World, but they don’t have a country of their own like the Israelis.

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      “Come on guys just carry on and accept killing as part and parcel of our heritage and history. Bestiality, incest, patricide, wantonness, betrayal are all our part of history and none other than Mahavamsa confirms this”

      This is the common history of ALL mankind.
      Cite one – just one nation , ethnic group or tribe whose history is devoid of these.?

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    Will the Carbon or Argon or Pottasium dating say that this is from corpses of LTTE killed. Rayappu Joseph may have some idea of the dead.

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      @JD you are a clown. We are not worried about ideas of Rayapu Joseph, we are looking for Goat who ordered all the killings.

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      Many years ago ex-archeological commissioner Paranawitharana who dynamited many Tamil ruins and destroyed, took the entire modayas for a ride by presenting some ash saying this belongs to Duta Gaimunu.
      Carbon dating only can give the time of the sample not his name he he he
      All Modayas chanted sadu sadu when this van carries this fake Gemunu shit .
      Today science is so advanced it is possible to identify the full details including the age from a bone sample and also can find about the victims’ relatives.
      Who cares we will dance for free kassipu.
      Cheers

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    Another exposure of war crimes by Sinhala cardboard army:
    How long these jokers are going to fool the world.?
    It is possible to unearth many many graves near N-E Sinhala cardboard army camps.
    Cheers

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    I believe that the writer is in error. “Carbon dating” is resorted to dating of items (e.g Fossil remains ) where the test is to determine age, accurate to the nearest century r even over geological time. What the writer probably means is DNA sequencing, which allows identification, by matching the DNA Profile of the specimen against the DNA that of any known (or claiming) close relatives.

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      Mate Nettle, what does it matter whether it is carbon dating or DNA profiling ?
      What matters is that most ruthless inhumane crimes have been committed in SL over many decades and many many have gone missing for ever. It includes people from all races and who committed these crimes? Why the Sinhala government does not want an impartial inquiry if it feels not guilty? These guys now can’t give back the lives. But documenting these crimes in SL set up is of no use because the state only protects the criminals and perpetrators. What happened to the well known journalists and the rugger player and many abducted for ransom in white vans? They didn’t ask for Eelam. Come on guys and we have to wake up.

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    The carbon dating must indicate about 10 – 15 years OR thousands of years.
    Which will it be?
    Commonsense says it cannot be in between.

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    I think Brigadier P:riyanka Fernando should have collected all the left over bobes burened those with Petrol and should have thrown to Mooladuwa Sea. At least we have respected thedied anti-LTTE or the dead Child soldier.

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      JD you are very interesting my friend. I am not surprised about you but proud of you and dont you represent Mother Lanka and its great race, religion and culture?

      You alone are a proof that Mahavamsa written by Mahanama is very true. Blood….blood…blood and …..

      Buddha came from far north of India, you guys came from Orissa as an unwanted lot and Tamils came from South India and instead of living happily ever after despite you guys betraying Kuveni, you guys continued to fight that you guys were here and you are a natives? Even in 2018 October the way you guys fought with chillie powder and knife and raw filth it is clear that you guys have not budged at all from the earlier days when you guys landed in Illankai. Still the goons are fighting while the por are starving and kudu kings have made Mother Lank an important transit point for kudu worldwide and we have brought in not only ruthless China man but also prostitutes from China, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam and making our local girls jobless. Sudhu kella fetches a better price instead of kalu kellas in the hands of sex starved natives.

      Dont worry soon appe patriot and hero Gnanasara Morn will be out to have more fun.Enjoy life mate unless you also seek refugee status saying you are scared of LTTE!

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      @JD, first of all you need to write English coherently dumb ass.

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