Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran was shot dead on Monday by Sri Lankan special forces as he tried to stage a dramatic breakout from the army encirclement, a military spokesman said. The army is withholding an official announcement till a DNA test of the bodies is conducted. His closest associates, LTTE intelligence chief Pottu Amman and Sea Tigers chief Soosoi were also killed. The body of 24-year-old Anthony(his son), chief of LTTE's air wing, was found during mopping up operations in the last rebel-held territory in the no-fire zone on Monday morning. The over three-decades old conflict for a separate Tamil State, waged by the LTTE, left more than 70,000 dead in pitched battles, suicide attacks, bomb strikes and assassinations. Prabhakaran was very clear about his demand for an Tamil Eelam and asked his cadres to shoot him if he ever swayed away from it..But he failed to realise the ground realities because of his 'intransigence and lack of understanding of the geo-political reality.' Also he failed to use the military might to benefit the Tamil community. He pushed the Tamils into an abyss.
உரக்க சொல்லுங்கள் பிரபாகரன் இறந்துவிட்டான் என்று ஆனால் அவர் என்றும் இறக்க மாட்டார் எங்கள் நெஞ்சிலிருந்து.. விடியல் ஒரு நாள் வரும் தமிழனின் கடைசி உயிர் உள்ள வரை ..