V Prabhakaran

  • Will ask Sri Lanka for independent probe of rights violations, says Khurshid March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Describing the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka as a "huge humanitarian problem" which has to end, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday that India will ask the island nation's government for an independent inquiry into allegations of human rights violations there. While stating that "a closure...
  • Debate on Sri Lankan Tamils issue in Lok Sabha on Thursday March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid sustained pressure by political parties from Tamil Nadu, Government on agreed to have a discussion on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in Lok Sabha on Thursday. "The issue is planned to be discussed tomorrow. It will be discussed tomorrow," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told the House. The...
  • TN won't host Asian Athletics Championships: Jaya February 21, 2013

    Chennai: Amid protests over the alleged brutal killing of slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran's son, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday called off the 20th Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held in Chennai in July, saying Lankan players have no place in the state. Jayalalithaa said her government...
  • Lankan Tamils no longer mourn for Prabhakaran May 17, 2010

    New Delhi: One year after Tamil Tigers chieftain Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed the same way he sent so many to their death, Sri Lanka remains ethnically divided but not many mourn the once feared guerrilla. Even as Colombo celebrates the crushing defeat of his Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at...
  • Whereabouts of LTTE leader Pottu Amman unclear May 28, 2009

    Colombo: After the death of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief V Prabhakaran and his son Charles Antony attention has shifted to the rebel group's intelligence chief Pottu Amman. Some reports claim Prabhakaran's dreaded intelligence chief maybe in the custody of the Sri Lankan army. "Officially the army didn't say anything...
  • Pics: Lanka govt releases rare photos of Prabhakaran May 9, 2009

    Sri Lanka army says it has inched closer to Prabhakaran's hideout. ...
  • Sri Lanka claims to have cornered LTTE chief May 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan government on Tuesday claimed that its army has cornered Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran within a 4.5 square kilometre area along a narrow coastal strip. Apart from Prabhakaran, the government claimed that two other important LTTE leaders, Nadesan and Pottuamman, too are trapped...
  • Sri Lanka: 64 dead in hospital attack at Mullaivaikal May 3, 2009

    New Delhi: In Sri Lanka, 64 people are reportedly dead after a makeshift hospital was attacked in Mullaivaikal. Reports say the hospital was hit by artillery fire of the Sri Lankan army. However, Sri Lankan army sources say there was no bombardment and that the hospital was destroyed in...
  • 50,000 civilians trapped in LTTE-held area May 1, 2009

    Colombo: The ongoing war between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has displaced lakhs of civilians from the war zone. Sri Lankan army claimed that LTTE resistance would collapse within the next 48 hours. Army's 58 and 53 Divisions have linked up trapping LTTE...
  • Lankan Tamil survivor appeals to 'Mother India' April 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The war between Sri Lankan armed forces and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has led to one of the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world. While the Sri Lankan government claims it has stopped using air strikes and heavy weapons against the LTTE, a young Tamilian girl who...
  • Lanka stops airstrike, heavy weapons; says no ceasefire April 27, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday announced that "combat operations have reached their conclusion" and will immediately stop using air strikes and heavy weapons in the war zone, a statement India interpreted as cessation of hostilities in the ongoing offensive against the LTTE. "The Government of Sri Lanka has decided that combat...
  • Cornered LTTE using civilians as human shield April 26, 2009

    Killinochi (Sri Lanka): The Sri Lankan army claims that the battle with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) s in the final stages. Sri Lankan air force on Saturday released a video showing a LTTE tank positioned behind temporary shelters built by Tamil civilians and firing from inside the no-fire...
  • Cornered by Lankan forces, Prabhakaran planning to flee April 24, 2009

    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...
  • Prabhakaran trapped but still a formidable foe April 24, 2009

    New Delhi: As the Sri Lankan army moves deep inside the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) bastions, the question that every one is asking is 'where is LTTE commander-in-chief Velupillai Prabhakaran'? The LTTE is fighting what seems to be the final battle and just like 1945 when Adolf Hitler committed...
  • Sri Lankan army trap LTTE chief Prabhakaran April 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Sri Lanka army says it is now just days or even hours away from catching Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief V Prabhakaran and ending the 25-year-old civil war. A video released by the Sri Lankan army showed the rebels holding civilians at gun-point to prevent them...
  • LTTE trapped but no sign of Prabhakaran April 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan army has started closing in on whatever is left of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) territory after the deadline set by the Sri Lankan government for the Tamil Tigers to surrender expired on Tuesday. Sri Lankan army says they have restricted LTTE chief V...
  • LTTE chief Prabhakaran, the man and the myth April 21, 2009

    Colombo: Tamil Tiger separatists on Tuesday said their founder-leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran was leading the battle against the Sri Lankan army, which has thrust into the last rebel-held area and prompted an exodus of 52,000 civilians. Here are questions and answers on one of the world's most elusive guerrillas and his fight...
  • LTTE claims Colombo air raids were suicide attacks February 21, 2009

    Colombo: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Saturday said the air strikes carried out by it over Sri Lankan capital Colombo killing two people and injuring 54 others were suicide attacks by its elite 'Black Air Tiger' squad. The LTTE said two men from the "Black Air Tiger" suicide...
  • Lankan army advances towards LTTE bastion January 4, 2009

    Kilinochchi: Sri Lankan troops consolidating their positions in this former LTTE stronghold have vowed to continue their fierce offensive campaign till they hunt down the elusive rebel chief, Velupillai Prabhakaran. Two days after the battle-hardened soldiers seized Kilinochchi, a town the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had controlled over for...