Sathosa Ad Final Eng 1
Mar 14, 2018

Eelam bank accounts surface from toilet

Several passbooks from an Eelam bank has been found from a toilet pit in Kilinochchi, the 'Divaina' newspaper reports.

A resident of Kilinochchi had been digging to construct a toilet pit when these passbooks were found in a polythene bag.

While the LTTE controlled the Northern parts of the country including Kilinochchi, they had operated Eelam banks and several bank accounts were introduced.

Junior accounts were paid a high interest rate and the people of the North including government servants had opened such junior accounts. In addition fixed deposits and many other accounts including those for women and school children were also operated by these banks.

However, the public was deprived of their money after these banks ceased to function after the end of the war.



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