Velupillai Prabhakaran

  • LTTE chief's son's death: Filmmaker claims he has more evidence February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The US plans to introduce resolution on Sri Lankan war atrocities at the United Nations meet after report on coldblooded murder of LTTE Chief Prabhakaran's 12yearold son. Meanwhile, 'No Fire Zone' documentary maker Callum Macrae told CNNIBN that he has more evidence of atrocities on tape. The US plans...
  • SL calls film on Prabhakaran's son's murder 'motivated' February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has rejected a report on the army's coldblooded murder of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12year old son. A British documentary had earlier shown photos of the late LTTE chief's son being fed while in the Sri Lankan government's custody. The next set of pictures...
  • Lanka dismisses TV show on Prabhakaran son's death February 19, 2013

    Colombo: A British channel has come out with a documentary featuring the pictures of the alleged coldblooded killing of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12yearold son, which was on Tuesday dismissed by Sri Lanka as "lies, half truths and numerous forms of speculation". The Channel 4 documentary titled 'No War Zone:...
  • Sri Lanka lifts state of emergency after 28 years August 25, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Thursday announced the lifting of the state of emergency imposed nearly 30 years ago to confront the threat from the Tamil Tigers. The announcement was made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament saying, "I am satisfied that the state of emergency is no longer required. So we...
  • Lanka army claims LTTE chief Prabhakaran dead May 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief V Prabhakaran could be dead with Sri Lankan army sources telling CNN-IBN that his body has been recovered and is being taken to an army camp in Colombo. Sri Lankan army sources say they have recovered 150 bodies of LTTE cadres but...
  • Prabhakaran still in Sri Lanka, vows to fight on April 24, 2009

    Kilinochchi: Sri Lanka's feared Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still holed up in a coastal strip in the north and has told his cadres that he will fight on, an army commander said on Friday. Quoting the confession of a Tiger leader who surrendered two days ago, Brigadier Shavendra Silva...
  • Sri Lanka determined to crush LTTE militarily April 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has issued a 24-hour deadline for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and its chief V Prabhakaran to surrender. The deadline comes in the midst a massive rescue operation in the Island's No Fire Zone in which the Lankan army rescued more than 30,000...
  • Prabhakaran's son commanding LTTE forces February 15, 2009

    Colombo: LTTE Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran's son Charles Anthony is commanding a contingent of the Tamil Tigers alongside other top rebel leaders like Banu and Lakshman, the arrested black Tigers have revealed. Anthony, who returned from Ireland in 2006, is believed to have got a degree in aeronautical engineering and is...
  • Sri Lankan Army relaunches offensive against LTTE February 1, 2009

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Army has relaunched its offensive against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels in the north. Fighting resumed after a 48-hour cease-fire called by the Lankan government ended late Saturday evening. The Sri Lankan military claimed on Saturday that it had destroyed an explosives-laden LTTE boat heading...
  • 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...
  • LTTE air raid kills one in Colombo October 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Residents of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo got an unpleasant taste of the war raging on in the North of the country. A Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) light aircraft penetrated the city's air defences late Tuesday night and dropped two bombs on the power plant setting a...
  • Sri Lankan forces bomb key Prabhakaran base January 23, 2008

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Air Force fighter jets on Wenesday destroyed a key LTTE base in Kilinochchi frequented by LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran but the fate of the elusive rebel leader remains unknown. The military, which has stepped up its offensive since the scrapping of the ceasefire early this month, targeted the...
  • Sri Lanka confident of wiping out the LTTE December 30, 2007

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan army has said it will wipe out the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran within six months. Sri Lankan army chief Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka said security forces have occupied the LTTE's forward defence lines and surrounded their stronghold in Wanni from...
  • LTTE suicide bomber targets senior Tamil leader November 28, 2007

    New Delhi: A female bomber blew herself up in front of the office a senior Tamil leader in Colombo. The bomber killed one person and injured two others in the office of Douglas Devananda, the minister for social services, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. The minister was unhurt. On...
  • LTTE Heroes’ Day today, chief salutes fallen Tigers November 27, 2007

    New Delhi: It is Heroes Day for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The rebel group remembers their dead on this day. Nearly 20,000 of their cadres were killed in the battle for a separate state for the ethnic minority Tamils in the island nation as hence the rebels also...