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Prabhakaran tried to escape to jungles: Aide

[PTI, Thursday, 27 August 2009 11:08 No Comment]

Worried that LTTE’s defeat at the hands of military would crush his dream of a separate Tamil homeland, slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran had made a last ditch attempt to escape to the jungles in the north by breaching the Sri Lankan defence lines during the final phase of the war.

Prabhakaran’s now detained close aide Gokulan Master, who was with the Tiger chief during the last stage of the war three months back, disclosed this during interrogation.

A day before he was killed on May 18 in Wanni, the Tiger supremo attempted to escape to the Puthukudiyiruppu Jungles by breaking through the Sri Lankan defence lines, the aide said.

"If we fail in our final plan, we would be killed by the Sri Lankan army.

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