Who killed LTTE leader?

Who killed LTTE leader?

He died along with around 100 other LTTE fighters. Troops found 12 million rupees in his possession. By the noon of that day, reports emerged that Prabhakaran was killed by a rocket attack while trying to flee the conflict zone in a captured ambulance and his body was badly burned.

Who are the surviving LTTE leaders?

A top LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan has apologised to India for V Prabhakaran’s “mistake” of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Who are commanders of the LTTE?

List of commanders of the LTTE

Nom de Guerre Real Name Date & Place of Birth
Mahattaya Gopalaswamy Mahendraraja 1956 Point Pedro
Thamilselvan S. P. Thamilselvan 29 August 1967 Chavakacheri
Colonel Shankar Vaithilingam Sornalingam † September 1949
Admiral Colonel Soosai † Thillaiyampalam Sivanesan 16 October 1963

Who funded LTTE?

Overseas funding is mainly provided by the large Sri Lankan diaspora, which has continued to grow since Sri Lanka’s 1948 independence. [39] During the 1970s and 1980s, the LTTE’s main financial support came from the Tamils who fled Sri Lanka to India, Malaysia, Europe, and North America.

What were the LTTE fighting for?

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 were also notorious for their use of suicide terrorism, perpetrated by their elite suicide bombing unit known as the Black Tigers.

Why did LTTE lose the war?

When LTTE had a conflict with India, that was (another reason for) failure…” The last, and underlying reason for the LTTE’s final defeat was that it had lost the support of its own people. KP says that “as an organisation (engaged in) a liberation struggle, we lost the people’s support on the ground.

Who sent Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka?

The first Indian Army troops to be inducted into Sri Lanka were a ten thousand strong force from the 54th Infantry Division commanded by Major General Harkirat Singh, which flew into Palali Airbase from 30 July onwards.

How many Tamils died in Sri Lanka?

Between 400–3,000 Tamils were estimated to have been killed, and many more fled Sinhalese-majority areas.

Who gave weapons to Sri Lanka?

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, vanquished by the Sri Lankan Army in May after a three decade bloody civil war, procured most of their arms from the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine as well as China, a former rebel commander has said.

How many Sri Lankan Tamils died?