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Prabhakaran's son commanding LTTE forces

world Updated: Feb 15, 2009 13:47 IST
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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 heading the air wing and computer unit of LTTE, according to the reports.

He is also believed to have played a key role in building the LTTE air wing, which surprised the world with a night raid on Sri Lankan military air base inside Colombo's international airport in March, 2007.

In an interview with the state run Sunday Observer, the two black Tigers claimed that Prabhakaran's son Anthony was commanding their forces with other prominent LTTE leaders which include Banu and Lakshman.

The two black Tigers in their twenties had surrendered to the troops at Therumurukandy on January 28 this year after they failed in their attempts to bomb the bund of the Iranamadu Tank which if succeeded could have caused immense disaster, the Sunday Observer said.