Toward the very end of the war in 2008, just before the Sri Lankan armed forces managed to regained control of the Kilinochchi area, the terror group LTTE blow up the water tower of their former rebel stronghold. The water tower had provided water to the whole city. The aim of the destruction was to deprive citizens of drinking water and thereby to undermine government efforts to reestablish normal life in the city and also to force the Tamil population to leave the town and join the rebel forces to serve them as human shields. The fallen tower now serves as a war memorial. It’s located at the busy main road A9 and not far from the Elephant Pass to Jaffna Peninsula.