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Inquiry launched into TNA MP's alleged use of funds for Thuyilum Illam reconstruction

The Sri Lankan government has launched in inquiry into the alleged funds from the decentralised budget to rebuilding a LTTE resting home (Thuyilum Illam) in the North-East. 

This week the Sri Lankan paper, Daily Mirror, reported the TNA MP for Kilinochchi S Sritharan intended to use Rs 4 million to reconstruct the Thuyilum Illam in Kilinochchi, that was destroyed by the Sri Lankan military. 

On Sunday, the State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera announced that an investigation would be launched into the matter. 

"It was reported that the allocation of the funds had been approved at the Kilinochchi District Development Committee meeting," Mr Perera was quoted by the Colombo Gazette as saying. 

"If renovation work of the LTTE cemetery in Kilinochchi has begun using the funds from the decentralized budget then the work will be suspended," the state minister reportedly added. 

The article by the Daily Mirror came just a few days ahead of Tamil National Remembrance Day (Maaveerar Naal) on November 27. 

Over recent weeks locals, families of fallen LTTE cadres and former LTTE members have cleared Thuyilum Illams across the North-East that had been destroyed by the Sri Lankan military following the end of the armed conflict in 2009.