TN Politico Claims LTTE Chief Prabhakaran is Still Alive, 14 Yrs After Declared Dead

Chennai: Fourteen years ago the Sri Lankan government declared LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran to have died. But veteran Tamil Nadu politician Pazha Nedumaran on Monday came up with a startling claim that the LTTE leader is still alive and healthy. According to Pazha Nedumaran, the LTTE leader is planning to make a public appearance soon.

Nedumaran is the president of the World Tamils Confederation. As reported by NDTV, speaking to newsmen in Thanjavur on Monday, he said “LTTE chief Prabhakaran is alive and will appear soon. We are happy to announce this to the world. He would announce his plans for Tamil Eelam.”

Prabhakaran founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which led an intense guerrilla warfare in the island nation. He was declared dead on May 18, 2009. He was killed in an operation by Sri Lankan army at Mullivaikal. Prabhakaran was 54 at the time.

According to Nedumaran, the fall of the Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka has created a conducive situation for Prabhakaran’s appearance. He did not share any details about the LTTE leader’s present location.

Following the Sri Lankan government’s announcement of Prabhakaran’s death in 2009, several photographs and videos of his body were shared. But there were many, who believed that it wasn’t Prabhakaran but the body of his body-double.

Prabhakaran was a prime accused in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a suicide bombing at Sriperumbudur in 1991.


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