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LTTE chief Prabhakaran planning to escape

CNN-IBN
Apr 24, 2009 at 11:02pm IST

New Delhi: The whereabouts of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief V Prabahakran is till not clear but some reports say he's putting up a stiff fight against the advancing Sri Lankan army.

LTTE's former spokesman Daya Master after his surrender on Thursday to the Sri Lankan army told that Prabahakran is planning to escape via the sea route using a submarine to evade humiliation or even death.

The submarine is the only one left with the LTTE since the fighting began in January.

Prabhakaran is likely to escape along with his son Charles Antony, intelligence chief Pottu Amman and Sea Tiger chief Soosai. However, they may also desert Prabhakaran any moment, said Daya Master.

But the Sri Lankan navy says Prabhakaran has no chance of escaping.

His access to sea has been blocked by the Sri Lankan navy and four divisions of the army are moving in from the North and one is coming up from Mullativu.

As armed forces inch closer to net world's most dreaded terrorist mastermind and displace over 1 lakh civilians, Colombo has shut its ears to any calls to turn back.

CNN-IBN has learnt that New Delhi wants Colombo to delay Prabhakaran's end-game till elections in Tamil Nadu. But frequent shuttles between the two capitals are unlikely to change the Sri Lankan game plan and the army is all set to go for the kill.

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