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TNA-controlled local authority blocks the reconstruction of Heroes’ Resting Home

The TNA-controlled Karaichi Local Council has blocked the reconstruction of Kanagapuram Heroes’ Resting Home in Killinochi.

A group of local activists, including former LTTE cadres, entered Kanagapuram Heroes’ Resting Home today morning and began constructing a memorial to pay tribute to deceased Tamil freedom fighters.

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However, minutes later, officials belonging to the TNA-controlled Karaichi Local Council, assisted by the Sri Lankan police, entered the Resting Home and arrested the activists.

Some of the activists have accused TNA parliamentarian Sivagnanam Sritharan of instigating the local authority to block the construction of the memorial.