Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Don't believe it, says Karunanidhi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK paterfamilias M Karunanidhi on Tuesday (May 19)refused to 'believe' that LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran had died, saying it is "not yet confirmed".
Referring to news emanating from Colombo about the dreaded terrorist Prabhakaran, a darling of the DMK, being killed by the Sri Lankan Army while he was trying to escape from the war zone in an ambulance, Mr Karunanidhi said, "The news is not yet confirmed. I have nothing to say now on this issue." He added that pro-LTTE leaders in Tamil Nadu have issued a statement saying that it is a "Sri Lankan lie" that Prabhakaran has been killed.
Does Mr Karunanidhi know what the Government of India does not know? The implications are rather serious.
The accompanying visual is an image taken from video footage released by the Sri Lankan Army on Tuesday, May 19, 2009: It shows the body of Velupillai Prabhakaran.