Talking to media persons in Mullivaikkal Memorial in Thanjavur Nedumaran said that the international situation and the powerful insurgency by Sinhalese people which vanquished the Rajapakshe regime in Sri Lanka have made this the right moment for Prabakaran to come out.
He said this announcement will put to rest what he claimed as speculations and doubts spread in a motivated manner. Nedumaran called upon the Eelam Tamils and Tamils the world over to remain united in rendering full support to Prabhakaran. He also called upon the Government of Tamil Nadu, parties and the public in Tamil Nadu to stand by Prabhakaran.
Responding to a question, Nedumaran said he was in touch with the family members of Prabhakaran, who conveyed his well-being. He also claimed he is announcing the proposed coming out of Prabhakaran with the consent of the LTTE leader.
To another question about the whereabouts of Prabhakaran, Nedumaran said he is also as curious as others about Prabhakaran’s whereabouts and the time of his coming out. Kasi Anandhan, poet of Tamil Eelam was present.
The death of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), marks the end of one of the longest and most brutal civil wars in recent history. The LTTE, commonly known as the Tamil Tigers, was a separatist militant organization that fought for an independent Tamil state in the northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka. The group was responsible for numerous acts of terrorism, including suicide bombings and the assassinations of high-profile politicians.
Prabhakaran, who was born on November 26, 1954, founded the LTTE in the early 1970s. He led the group for more than three decades, during which time it became one of the most feared and well-equipped insurgent forces in the world. Prabhakaran was known for his ruthless tactics, including the use of suicide bombers and the forced conscription of child soldiers.
The Sri Lankan government, with the support of the international community, launched a military offensive against the LTTE in 2006, and after years of intense fighting, the group was finally defeated in 2009. Prabhakaran was killed in the final stages of the conflict, on May 18, 2009, along with a number of his top lieutenants.
The Sri Lankan military claimed that Prabhakaran was killed while attempting to escape the battle zone in an ambulance, while some sources suggested that he may have committed suicide to avoid capture. Regardless of the exact circumstances of his death, it was widely celebrated by the Sri Lankan government and many of its citizens as the end of a long and bloody chapter in their history.
The death of Prabhakaran was seen as a major turning point for Sri Lanka and a step towards reconciliation and healing. The country has made significant progress in the years since the end of the conflict, with the government taking steps to address the grievances of the Tamil community and to rebuild the areas affected by the war.
However, Prabhakaran’s legacy continues to be a source of controversy. While many Sri Lankans view him as a terrorist responsible for countless deaths and acts of violence, others see him as a hero who fought for the rights of the Tamil people. The debate over his legacy is likely to continue for many years to come.
Death of Velupillai Prabhakaran marks the end of one of the most brutal civil wars in recent history and a turning point for Sri Lanka. While his legacy remains a source of controversy, it is important to remember the lessons of the conflict and to work towards reconciliation and healing for all communities in Sri Lanka.