Sri Lanka flattens iconic bunker of slain Tiger chief
COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's military has demolished a fortified underground bunker used by Tamil Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran, who was killed in a final offensive four years ago, an official said on Friday.
Security forces set off a blast on Thursday that collapsed the complex as part of a wider operation to clear possible landmines and remove the "ghosts of terrorists", military spokesman brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.
"We don't want any ghosts of the terrorists," he stated.
Wanigasooriya said the well-fortified underground structure, 50m deep, was removed along with similar structures in the former war zone at Puthukkudiriruppu, where Prabhakaran was killed in a final battle in May 2009.