Colombo: A Sri Lankan national has claimed
the ownership of a house in Wanni where LTTE chief Vellupillai
Prabhakaran lived before his killing and has asked authorities
to return it back to him.
The man, who is staying at a camp for displaced people
in Vavuniya in Northern Sri Lanka, has demanded that the house
and property be handed over to him, the Daily Mirror reported.
According to him, the house at Dharmapuram in
Vishwamadu was forcibly acquired by the LTTE eight years ago.
The house is located on an acre of land in the then
LTTE high security zone where the military had later
discovered an underground bunker surrounded by 60 LTTE camps
providing security to the Tiger supremo, it said.
However, a top military official in Colombo refused to
confirm the report.
The paper pointed out the LTTE leader`s personal
security officer now under detention had confirmed that the
man owned the house where Prabhakaran lived but it was paid
for and not taken over by force.
The officials said the army would continue to occupy
the house due to contradictory claims over ownership and as it
was an offence to sell land to a terrorist outfit, it said.
However, the camps surrounding the house which once
belonged to civilians would be returned to the rightful
owners, the newspaper quoted the officials as saying.