Sri Lanka Army bulldozes Heroes' Cemetery in Trincomalee - Elilan

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 18:28 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army has bulldozed the Alankulam Heroes' Cemetery in Muthur East, on November 25, said LTTE's Trincomalee District Political Head, S. Elian Wednesday. "Sri Lankan military has once again desecrated a war cemetery. No military in the civilized world, would engage in a such act," charged Mr. Elilan.

Lt Murali funeral
LTTE officials and cadres attending a funeral of a LTTE cadre in Alankulam Heroes Cemetery [Library Photo]


Headstones were bulldozed away and the resting place was destroyed by the military two days ahead of Heroes Day, he further said.

All the civilians have fled the area towards Vaharai following SLA offensive towards Sampoor and Muthur East.

Alankulam Heroes' Cemetery, the district's largest Heroes Cemetery where memorial stone of Major Ganesh, a senior LTTE commander who died in a battle with the SLA in 1986 and the tomb of Lt. Col. Kunchan, one of the commanders to die recently were located in Alankulam in Muthur East.

In 1995, the Sri Lanka Army destroyed three Heroes' Cemetaries, located in Kopay in Valikamam, Kodikamam in Thenmaradchi and in Ellankulam in Vadamaradchi. These were re-built following the February 2002 Ceasefire Agreement.


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