Just around the corner from the Archeological Museum on Stanley Road you may notice the Jaffna headquarters of the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF), an extraordinary-looking building resembling a heavily fortified military bunker rather than a political secretariat. The EPRLF were long-term opponents of the LTTE, who repeatedly attacked their offices and leaders, most notably EPRLF supremo Douglas Devananda, who survived over ten LTTE assassination attempts – although it’s worth noting that Devananda (now member of parliament for Jaffna and part of Mahinda Rajapakse’s ruling PA coalition) is himself wanted in India on charges of murder and abduction.

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