Prabhakaran’s son killing an act of extreme cruelty: Jayalalithaa

The Hindu A file picture of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a function in Chennai. Photo: M. Vedhan. Describing the killing of Balachandran, the son of LTTE leader Prabakaran, “as the cold-blooded war crime of gravest nature and unforgivable act” Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday called upon India to work together with the United States and like-minded countries to ensure that those responsible were made to face an international trial.

Addressing a press meet here at the Secretariat, the Chief Minister said Balachandran, who was only 12 years old, was just a child. He had not committed any crime. He had been killed "simply because he happened to be the son of Prabakaran,” she said.

The Chief Minister likened the massacre of Tamils in Sri Lanka with the Nazi destruction of Jews in Germany.

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