National Security Advisor MK Narayanan will be leaving for Sri Lanka on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the rehabilitation of Tamil civilians in the war-ravaged island nation.
Referring to Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, he said: "As far as we are aware he is no more, but we will get further confirmation."
Before leaving for Sri Lanka, Narayanan called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi here to seek his advice.
"I am going to Sri Lanka and I came to seek his (Karunanidhi's) advice," Narayanan told reporters after meeting the Tamil Nadu leader in the national capital.
"The interests of Tamils will be suitably taken care of."