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Sri Lanka's prime minister orders halt to Thuyilum Illam reconstruction

Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered the halting of work to restore destroyed Tamil cemeteries in the North-East that were initially constructed by the LTTE to remember the Tamil war dead, reports the dailymirror.lk. 

Upon orders of the prime minister, the State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera announced that an investigation would be launched into the matter.

THe orders came after the Daily Mirror, earlier this week, reported the TNA MP for Kilinochchi S Sritharan intended to use Rs 4 million to reconstruct the Thuilam Illam in Kilinochchi, that was destroyed by the Sri Lankan military. 

On Sunday, the State Minister of Naitonal Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera annoumced, 

"If reonovation work of the LTTE cemetery in Kilinochchi has begun using the funds from the decentralised budget thatn the work will be suspended."