The task of demolishing an underground bunker with four wings, Punnai Neeravy area, supposed to be used by LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabaharan was undertaken by the Army yesterday.
This bunker which was under the control of 14 SLNG unit was destroyed yesterday. Until last year tourists from the south were allowed to inspect this bunker. This was stopped during last year. Now the bunker has been destroyed.
It is notable that, although the media men requested permission to witness the demolition, permission was not granted. In a context where, the area is still under the control of the Army, the destruction of the bunker may be a precursor to the release of the area to people who own them, it is speculated.