Birth marks, scars helped to identify Prabhakaran’s bodyMay 27th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 27 (ANI): Slain LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran’s body was identified by his two former aides with the help of certain scars and birth marks.
The Tiger supremo’s body was identified by federal minister Vinayagamoorthi Muralidaran, one time close confidante of Prabhakaran, and Daya Master, the former LTTE media spokesman.
“They identified and confirmed that the body recovered was that of Prabhakaran. Certain scars and birth marks had helped them in identification. Thus, the army was able to squash all rumours regarding Prabhakaran being alive,” the Bottomline newspaper said.
Commandos had killed Prabhakaran and his deputies and remnants of LTTE cadres as they tried to stage a dramatic breakout, attempting to flee in an armour-plated van and a bus. After a two-hour firefight, troops had fired a rocket at the van to end the battle. (ANI)
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