Monday, May 25, 2009

LTTE admits Prabha is dead, gives up violence

(May 24, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Tamil Tigers on Sunday officially acknowledged that their leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran, was killed a week ago by Sri Lankan troops, a statement from the LTTE said.

"We announce today with inexpressible sadness and heavy hearts that our incomparable leader, the supreme commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), attained martyrdom fighting the Sri Lankan government military operation," the LTTE's chief of international relations, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, said. Full text Share on Facebook