Prabhakaran will kill himself: IPKF officials

By Sandeep Unnithan

(April 23, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) With the Sri Lankan army steadily moving into the ‘No Fire Zone’ where LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran is believed to be holed up with the remnants of his shattered force, key officials of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka say it is unlikely the Tiger supremo will be captured alive.

"If I know anything about Prabhakaran, it is that he will never be captured alive. He will prefer to use the cyanide capsule he wears around his neck," says Lt General A.S. Kalkat (retired) former IPKF commander whose troops relentlessly hunted the Tiger chief in the jungles of northern Sri Lanka in 1990.

The IPKF's military intelligence wing set up a special unit to track his movements and inputs were fed to a special unit of the elite 9 Para commando battalion. The closest the Paras came to catching Prabhakaran was when they obtained precise inputs on his bunker in Alampil, 10 km south of Mullaitivu, not far from the present ‘No Fire Zone’.

"When we reached Prabhakaran's bunker, all we found was another bunker with an exit tunnel nearly 5 km through the forest. The tunnel was barely enough for one man to pass through at one time. Prabhakaran had fled," says Lt General H.S. Lidder (retired), former commanding officer of the 9 Paras.

Colonel Hariharan, former head of the IPKF Intelligence who set up the special team to track Prabhakaran says there is only a 30 per cent possibility of Prabhakaran being captured alive and a 'zero probability' of surrendering. "Troops on the ground nearly succeeded in catching him, but the point is we did not," Hariharan says.
-Sri Lanka Guardian
Tudor the Canadian said...

Who cares! My prayer to my unindentified lord is that POL POT VELU will get a chance to be hung by his feet an insercion made on one of his private parts so he can watch and taste his own blood drip by drip until he is ready to meet his maker.Hopefully his maker will be busy and will have no time for him.During this time he can watch all the horrible things he did to his own people and to the rest of innocent peole of Sri Lanka.Also as not to let the tamil terrorists living in the western world feel left out and the international media that had clamouring to come to Sri lanka a live feed should be made to CNN ad BBC.This way they can watch it second by second and the whole world will be able to observe how a terrorist should be treated when captured.If this is done I can guarantee the future generations will never think of becoming a terrorist as a noble proffession. By the way if this happens to offend anyone they can all switch off the TV.But I doubt it.
P.S If no one wants to do it I am prepared to come and enjoy the fun.