Gardiner Highway soon to be home to Velupillai Prabhakaran funeral procession

Tamil Tiger rebels acknowledged the death of their leader Sunday, nearly a week after the Sri Lankan government said it had recovered the body of Velupillai Prabhakaran and declared victory in the country's 25-year civil war with the rebels.

Prabhakaran "attained martyrdom fighting the military oppression of the Sri Lankan state" on May 17, according to Tamilnet.com, a rebel Web site, citing the group's international affairs spokesman.

On Tuesday, President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared victory against the Tamil Tigers.

"We are celebrating the defeat of terrorism," he said in a nationally televised speech before parliament. "We have won and restored democracy in the country."

The president declared a national holiday for the following day to celebrate the war's end and begin a new phase in the country's history.
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