Troops uncovered today(04) a far-fetched colossal Torture Chamber cum an Open Prison of the LTTE in the west of Visvamadu area said SL Army.
The Army further said, the entire LTTE Prison complex spreading over five acres in extent has been fenced with barbed wire rolls to a height of about 10 ft and includes tiny cells, made of concrete and cement with only thin openings for ventilation. All the metal doors to the chambers can be padlocked from the outside as the photos depict.
Bringing memories of age-old royal punishments (Dandukanda) meted out to traitors in our old kingdoms were a pair of metal handcuffs, found welded to the ground with concrete, inside one of the dark Torture Chambers in the complex.
The entire complex has been guarded through four turrets of about 30-40 ft from all four corners of the precincts. A huge canopy-type metal structure without any air openings appeared to be a heating chamber where LTTE traitors would have been confined to, from time to time, depending on the nature of their offence. Perhaps, it could have been heated using generators as a method of severe punishment thrust to those traitors by putting them into the chamber, the ground troops maintained.
In addition, a huge metal cage and an underground bunker were also uncovered from the complex. It is believed the prisoners, defying LTTE orders might have ended up in those two places too, similar to those confined to the one said above regarding the metal canopy-type chamber further said by SL Army.