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Prabhakaran's wife, son fled to Tamil Nadu last year: Aide

Slain Tiger supremo V Prabhakaran's wife and teenage son had fled last year to Tamil Nadu from where they were to fly to Singapore and then to an undisclosed location, a key aide of the rebel chief said amid speculation that the entire family had been wiped out in the conflict.

world Updated: May 28, 2009 00:30 IST

Slain Tiger supremo V Prabhakaran's wife and teenage son had fled last year to Tamil Nadu from where they were to fly to Singapore and then to an undisclosed location, a key aide of the rebel chief said amid speculation that the entire family had been wiped out in the conflict.

"When intelligence agents interrogated a close aide of Prabhakaran, he had said that, last year, Prabhakaran's wife (Mathivathani) and younger son (13-year-old) Balachandran had escaped by boat to Tamil Nadu, where they were to meet with an LTTE cadre who was to arrange for them to fly to Singapore, from there to an unknown destination," the 'Bottomline' newspaper reported.

The newspaper did not reveal the name of Prabhakaran's aide in its report while noting that there were rumours that the LTTE chief's wife, younger son and daughter Duwarka too had been killed during the final battles.

However, an officer from the battlefront said they had not recovered any bodies of children, it said.

"Prabhakaran's daughter, Duwarka, who was said to be studying in Ireland, during the height of the final battle, hadn't returned to Sri Lanka, but had been in touch with her father via phone," it said quoting "a credible source" from Norway.