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Prabhakaran’s son injured in battle

The 24-year-old son of LTTE chief V.Prabhakaran was wounded while fighting against the Sri Lankan army in the north-eastern district of Mullaitivu, the military said on Wednesday, reports Sutirtho Patranobis.

world Updated: Apr 02, 2009 01:21 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

The 24-year-old son of LTTE chief V.Prabhakaran was wounded while fighting against the Sri Lankan army (SLA) in the north-eastern district of Mullaitivu, the military said on Wednesday.

Charles Anthony, Prabhakaran’s eldest son, who is claimed to be the brain behind the rebels’ air wing, sustained injuries while leading the battle in the remaining LTTE-controlled area, military spokesperson, Brigadier Udaya Nanayyakkara said. The military stumbled upon the information about Anthony’s injuries through intercepted LTTE communication. Details of his injuries, however, were not available. The military has also learned about the death of LTTE's technical wing chief S Kirupakaram alias Madivalahan through intercepted LTTE communication.

Kirupakaram was said to be the mastermind and chief coordinator of the LTTE's satellite cum radio communication network. In another development, the LTTE has written to the UN for an “immediate ceasefire’’ on the war with the Lankan armed forces.