LTTE leader Prabhakaran is alive, claims Tamil leader

THANJAVUR: LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is alive and will be back soon, 89-year-old Tamil nationalist leader Pazha Nedumaran claimed here on Monday.
His claim was dismissed even by other Tamil nationalist leaders. Nedumaran declined to comment when asked about the videos showing Prabhakaran’s bullet-riddled body that were released by the Sri Lankan government on May 18, 2009. The then Mahinda Rajapaksa government had said DNA tests had confirmed the body was that of Prabhakaran.
On May 24, 2009, the LTTE had also confirmed that Prabhakaran was dead.
On proof for his claim, Nedumaran said he was in touch with Prabhakaran’s family members. “I reveal this with their permission,” he said. When asked about Prabhakaran’s wife and daughter, he said, “All are well.”

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