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Rajiv case may be closed

Eighteen years after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the case is likely to be closed soon.

world Updated: May 22, 2009 01:20 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

Eighteen years after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the case is likely to be closed soon.

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On Thursday, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured National Security Advisor MK Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shiv-shankar Menon that Lanka would soon hand over a death certificate of LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran to India.

“If the government of Sri Lanka has given a public assurance, we will go by that. We will, of course, wait for a death certificate from the government so the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case can be, sort of, closed,” Narayanan said after meeting Rajapaksa.