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* Tamil politician says LTTE Chief's house demolished by security forces
Thu, Apr 29, 2010, 09:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 29, Colombo: A Tamil politician has claimed that the Sri Lankan security forces have demolished the house of late LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's parents situated at Valvettithurai in the Jaffna peninsula.

Secretary of the Tamil National Liberation Alliance M.K. Sivajilingam, told the AFP news agency Thursday that the Sri Lankan security forces destroyed the house as it has become a tourist attraction.

"They (the government) are destroying pieces of history. They want to remove any traces of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam)," Sivajilingam has told AFP by telephone from the northern town of Jaffna.

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

The terrorist leader was killed along with his family and senior most leaders of the LTTE in the final gun battle of the war with the security forces on May 18, 2009. The government declared victory over the war following his death.


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