Friday, May 29, 2009

Tiger chief's parents in Sri Lankan camp: military

COLOMBO (AFP) — The parents of slain Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran have sought shelter with Sri Lankan security forces after fleeing the offensive against the rebels, the military said Thursday.

The parents of Velupillai Prabhakaran were identified among civilians who escaped the war zone in northeastern Sri Lanka where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fought its final battle, spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said.

"They (the parents) have been identified at the Manik Farm welfare camp," Nanayakkara said. "They are not being treated as suspects."

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