Terror Treasure

Proceeds from the auction will be used as seed capital for the proposed Youth Corps, Minister Bandula Goonerwardene said. rn

rnThe Gold collection, which includes 1521 bangles, 1192 rings and 1242 bangles, is currently placed with the Central Bank in eight separate deposits. rn

rnIt is claimed that the JVP has build up this Gold reserve from the numerous extortions and bank raids they launched during 1987-1989 period, in order to finance their armed struggle against the government.rn

rnYouth Corps is the UNP government
quote s flagship social development project, which was heavily promoted to the rural youth during the run up to December 2001 election.rn

rnIronically, JVP
quote s armed struggle was also purported to create social equality for the underprivileged youth and targeted the same social base.