Sunday, November 11, 2007

LTTE Leader Thamilchelvan Killed in an Air Strike

Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa welcomed the news of the killings of Mr. Thamilchelvan and the others, and said the Sri Lankan military would pick off the rest of the Tigers' leaders one by one.
"This is just a message, that we know where their leaders are. I know the locations of all the leaders, that if we want we can take them one by one, so they must change their hideouts," he told Reuters.

"When the time comes only, we take them one by one."

The LTTE has conferred its highest military rank, Brigadier, to Mr. Thamilchelvan.

Mr. Thamilchelvan was one of the LTTE's internationally recognized political officials, having been a negotiator for the Tigers since 2002 and having headed the Political Wing from several years before that.

The LTTE has conferred its highest military rank, Brigadier, to Mr. Thamilchelvan.

Late last year Mr. Thamilchelvan was appointed Chief Negotiator by the LTTE, taking over from Mr. Anton Balasingham, whose failing health compelled his retirement.

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