Sunday, May 24, 2009

Were LTTE leaders killed as they sought to surrender?

London, May 24 (ANI): A Sunday Times report has claimed that two senior leaders of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam had begged their correspondent to initiate moves for their surrender to the authorities, but were killed as they were waving white flags of truce.

According to the paper, both Balasingham Nadesan, the political leader of the Tamil Tigers, and Seevaratnam Puleedevan, the head of the Tigers' peace secretariat, made desperate telephone calls to The Times correspondent, saying that they had nowhere to turn, and would be killed in a matter of hours.We are putting down our arms," Nadesan is said to have told The Times correspondent late last Sunday night by satellite phone from the tiny slip of jungle and beach on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka where the Tigers had been making their last stand. Full text