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KILINOCHCHI – Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers have no security cameras or guards protecting their bank. Yet they say it is the safest place to deposit cash and gold both in times of war and of peace. KILINOCHCHI – Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers have no security cameras or guards protecting their bank. Yet they say it is the safest place to deposit cash and gold both in times of war and of peace.


A cyclist
pushes his bicycle past the entrance to the Sri Lankan Bank of Tamileelam
branch in Kilinochchi, some 330 kilometres (203 miles) north of Colombo.  (AFP
PHOTO/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

The Bank of Tamileelam (BOT) is not recognised by Sri Lanka’s Central Bank but the rebel financial institut