Monday, May 18, 2009

Tamil Tiger leader dead: Sri Lanka

Updated at: 1312 PST, Monday, May 18, 2009

COLOMBO: The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, was shot dead on Monday while trying to flee government troops, a senior defence official told.

Prabhakaran tried to flee the area in an ambulance along with two close aides, but was ambushed and killed, the senior defence ministry official said on condition he not be named.

"He was killed with two others inside the vehicle. There will be a formal announcement later," the official said.

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