|Dr. U.C. P. Perera|
( December 28, 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The remains of over a 100 individuals who died in the tsunami are still being kept in the Karapitiya Hospital and the Karapitiya Medical Faculty, in the hope of being able to identify the individuals, local media reported.
Lecturer of the Karapitiya Medical Faculty, Specialist Judicial Medical Officer Dr. U.C.P Perera speaking to a local tv station said that remains of 124 individuals killed in the tsunami have been kept for tests and identification.
He said speaking to the local television station -‘Remains and complete skeletons of tsunami victims which were found in Sri Lanka in areas surrounding the Galle district such as Thelwatta, Hikkaduwa and Ambalangoda areas are currently kept at the Judicial Medical Unit at the Karapitiya Medical Faculty. Investigations were carried out at the Karapitiya Hospital. Our aim is to preserve them for a long time. The primary objective is to provide a means of identification of these individuals if relatives come forward to identify them.’