The body parts of the victims of an explosion at a house in Sainthamaruthu, Ampara were exhumed to confirmed whether Sarah Jasmin aka Pulasthini Mahendran, who was involved in the Easter Sunday Massacre, was in fact dead.
Jasmine, a subject of massive controversy with regard to the Easter Sunday Massacre, is the wife of Mohomadu Hasthun who had launched the bombing at Katuwapitiya Church in Negombo and the investigations into the Sainthamaruthu explosion could not identify her remains.
Investigations into the Sainthamaruthu event had revealed that Jasmin did not die from the explosion. DNA analyses conducted on two occasions failed to substantiate her death and the above exhumation has taken place in a third attempt.
Evidence claimed that Jasmine had fled to India, but the Government of Sri Lanka went on claiming that she was killed.
Amid the arguments surrounding the bombings, the exhumation of the bodies has also sparked controversy.