Submitting the related proposal, MP S. Sridharan cited the destruction of 17 cemeteries in the north and the east, where the bodies of LTTE members have been cremated,
This has denied an opportunity for people to pay last respects to their relatives, he said.
Accordingly, the Mulangavil and Kanakapuram cemeteries will be declared as memorials.
North chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran said approval of the provincial council too, would be obtained.
The district development committee said the land where the two cemeteries are located, belongs to the state.