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Sri Lanka demolishes rebel chief`s house: Politician

The ancestral home of Sri Lanka`s slain Tamil Tiger rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran has been demolished as it was becoming a tourist attraction, a Tamil politician said on Thursday.



Colombo: The ancestral home of Sri
Lanka`s slain Tamil Tiger rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran
has been demolished as it was becoming a tourist attraction, a
Tamil politician said on Thursday.

M K Sivajilingam, secretary of the Tamil National
Liberation Alliance, accused security forces of destroying the
house a year after Prabhakaran was killed when the rebels were
finally defeated after decades of bloodshed.
"They (the government) are destroying pieces of
history. They want to remove any traces of the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam," Sivajilingam told AFP by telephone
from the northern town of Jaffna.

Military spokesman Major General Prasad Samarasinghe
and police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody denied any knowledge
of the demolition.

The house, owned by Prabhakaran`s parents, was
situated in the Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka.
Sivajilingam said many visitors from the island`s
south had headed to the house after the conflict ended.

Prabhakaran was killed by security forces on May 18
along with other top Tamil Tiger military commanders.

He led the Tigers throughout their violent struggle
for a separate ethnic homeland, gaining a reputation as one of
the world`s most ruthless and effective guerrilla leaders.

PTI

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