Prabhakaran Shot Dead

Posted In World - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Monday, May 18th, 2009 With 0 Comments

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The leader of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, is claimed to have been shot dead on 18th May 2009 while trying to flee government troops.
Prabhakaran was in a small convoy of a van and ambulance along with a few aides which tried to drive out of the battle zone, but was attacked and killed, the senior defence ministry official said.

“He was killed with two others inside the vehicle. There will be a formal announcement later,” the official said.

Earlier, Prabhakaran’s son, Charles Anthony, and several other senior leaders were shot dead by special forces commandos, defence officials said.