Details sought from Sri Lanka on Prabhakaran: Congress

May 18th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Indian government has sought details from Sri Lanka about the military action in which LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed, the ruling Congress party said Monday.
“It is a very sensitive issue. The Indian government is talking to the Sri Lankan government,” Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters here when asked about reports on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Prabhakaran’s fate.

“First we will take facts from Sri Lanka after which the Indian government will issue a reaction,” he said.

“(External Affairs Minister) Pranab Mukherjee would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on this issue,” said Dwivedi.

The Sri Lanka military earlier announced Prabhakaran was killed Monday while trying to escape the battlezone in the island’s north along with two of his top aides.

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