Tuesday, May 19, 2009

LTTE Leader Prabhakaran SHot Dead???

The news from srilankan military camp was that the LTTE Leader Prabhakaran was shot dead although there is no confirmation yet. The military said the body was found in a lagoon. A blue cloth covered the top of the head, which appeared shorn off. The video showed a copy of a military ID tag written in Tamil, bearing the number "0:01," and what appeared to be an LTTE identity card with his photograph.

The army's commander, General Sarath Fonseka, moments earlier had gone on state TV and radio to announce that the body had been found on Tuesday and positively identified. "The good news from the war front is that the body of the leader of the terrorist organization which destroyed the country for the last 30 years, Prabhakaran, has been found this morning by the army. We have identified the body," he said.

Fonseka's announcement came after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) made a statement on a pro-rebel web site saying Prabhakaran, 54, was still alive. "I wish to inform the global Tamil community distressed witnessing the final events of the war that our beloved leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is alive and safe," www.TamilNet.com quoted LTTE diplomatic head Selvarajah Pathmanathan as saying.

Fonseka did not give an account of where Prabhakaran' body was found, nor how he was killed.
Sri Lankan troops finished off the last of the LTTE resistance on Monday, wrapping up a three-year offensive to destroy the separatists and win an 25-year-civil war.


Abas said...

Yeah, I saw the photo in the newspaper today. His eyes were wide open, almost unnaturally. So does this mean the Sri Lankan government has finally won the civil war?

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