Court receives radiocarbon test reports on Mannar mass grave | Daily News

Court receives radiocarbon test reports on Mannar mass grave

The carbon dating report on samples of body parts found in the Mannar mass grave received from the Beta laboratories in Florida, USA has been published as a public document by the Mannar Magistrates Court today.

Consultant JMO Dr. Saminda Rajapaksa who supervised the excavations at the mass grave the report on the samples of bones sent to the Florida laboratories has been officially received by Court. The report was about six samples of bones obtained from the mass grave.

Although the Magistrate Court officially received the relevant scientific report from the Florida Beta Analyst Laboratories, the court had also requested an official description about the relevant data and he had been asked by court to await that report too before making an official explanation about the report.

According to the date study, although sample ranged from 1450 to 1650, they cannot be used to ascertain the time period of them.

Dr. Rajapaksa said Florida laboratories has been requested to submit the date investigation report in writing to the Mannar Magistrates court.


 

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