Velupillai Prabhakaran
Velupillai Prabhakaran

Is LTTE leader Prabhakaran still alive?

Tamil Nadu political leader Vaiko celebrated Prabhakaran's birthday on Sunday and his followers are waiting for a speech by his daughter Dwaraka

Official Version and Skepticism:

The Sri Lankan government officially declared the conclusion of the military operation against the LTTE in 2009, stating that Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Tigers, was killed along with his family. Despite the government's assertion, followers, particularly those aligned with Tamil nationalism, remain skeptical. The official details of Prabhakaran's death and any accompanying documents have not been released.

Dwarka's Speech and AI Technology:

Dwaraka
Dwaraka

While the government has not disclosed information about Prabhakaran's death, there are reports that a speech by his daughter, Dwarka, may be released. However, doubts persist, with suggestions that the speech could have been generated using artificial intelligence technology.

Claims of Prabhakaran's Survival:

P Nedumaran
P Nedumaran

Political leaders such as P. Nedumaran, who was close to Prabhakaran, have claimed that he is alive and residing in a foreign country. Despite these assertions, there is a lack of official evidence supporting these claims.

Prabhakaran's Legacy and Tamil Nationalism:

Prabhakaran with wife Mathivathani and son Balachandran
Prabhakaran with wife Mathivathani and son Balachandran

Prabhakaran founded the LTTE, initially earning a heroic reputation among Tamils for resisting perceived discrimination. However, the LTTE's involvement in the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi led to its ban in several countries, including India, and strained relations between Sri Lankan Tamils and the Indian government.

International Presence and Concerns:

Dwaraka's body guard, found in Malaysia
Dwaraka's body guard, found in Malaysia

The LTTE, now banned in various countries, including India, had a significant international presence, with centers in the UK and Canada. Concerns persist about the activities of LTTE supporters abroad. Many activists and leaders fled to Malaysia after the defeat of the LTTE, raising questions about the efficacy of Sri Lankan authorities in tracking them.

Intriguingly, a girl who served as the bodyguard to Prabhakaran's daughter Dwarka was found in Malaysia, prompting questions about her entry without detection by Sri Lankan authorities. These unresolved questions contribute to the ongoing skepticism surrounding the official narrative of Prabhakaran's demise.