Who interviewed Prabhakaran?

Who interviewed Prabhakaran?

Anita Pratap is an expatriate Indian writer and journalist. In 1983, she was the first journalist who interviewed LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran.

Who interviewed Velupillai Prabhakaran?

Pratap, reputedly the first journalist to interview Velupillai Prabhakaran, when he lived in Chennai in 1985, features in Methagu (His Excellency), a biopic on the slain supremo of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

What happened to V Prabhakaran family?

It is thought that the entire family was wiped out; the bodies of Mathivathani, Duvaraga and Balachandran reportedly were found in a bushy patch about 600 meters away from where Prabhakaran’s body was found. It is now alleged that his 12-year-old son was executed.

Why did Prabhakaran son died?

The authorities always said Prabhakaran’s son was killed in cross-fire, as troops moved in to take the LTTE’s last stronghold, located on a scrap of coastline near Mullaitivu in the north-east of the country. There were reports at the time that several LTTE officials were shot and killed as they tried to surrender.

Where do the Tamil Tigers come from?

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were a militant separatist group fighting for an independent homeland for Hindu Tamils in Northeastern Sri Lanka. The LTTE was founded in the early 1970s by Velupillai Prabhakaran, who led the group until his death by Sri Lankan armed forces in May 2009.

Do the Tamil Tigers still exist?

Over a decade after the civil war ended, the country is still dealing with its consequences. More than a decade ago they wore the banded tropical fatigues of the Tamil Tigers, more formally known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Why Prabhakaran family was killed?

Prabhakaran’s wife and daughter were not in Europe as believed but right there alongside the LTTE chief as he fought a losing battle against the Lankan forces. According to reports, the family was gunned down by the security forces as it tried to break out of the no-fire zone.

Who is the son of Prabhakaran?

Balachandran Prabhakaran
Charles Anthony Prabhakaran
Velupillai Prabhakaran/Sons

Why Balachandran was killed?

Why Balachandran had to die – Editorial The twelve year old was singled out and executed because he was seen as a representation of the Tamil national struggle. In killing him, the Sri Lankan army, was fulfilling its intention of materially destroying the Tamil struggle.