Sunday, May 31, 2009

'Prabakaran's father never endorsed his militant ways'

(TH)Colombo (PTI): The "mild-mannered" Veerasamy Thiruvengadam Velupillai, the father of the slain LTTE chief Prabakaran, never endorsed the militant ways of his son and was not even on talking terms with him for a long period, a media report said on Sunday.

"The LTTE leader's father was a duty conscientious mild-mannered gentleman, well respected and well-liked. People of Valvettithurai (where Prabakaran hailed from) used to say that even the grass wouldn't get crushed when Velupillai treads on it," the Daily MirrorM reported. Full text