Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tamil Tigers admit leader is dead

Picture allegedly showing the body of Velupillai Prabhakaran
The Sri Lankan army released pictures it said were of the dead leader

(BBC)Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have admitted for the first time that their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead.

A statement issued by the Tigers said their "incomparable leader" had "attained martyrdom" and declared a week of mourning.

A spokesman for the group also told the BBC that it would now use non-violent methods to fight for Tamils rights. Full text Share on Facebook