According to the defence sources, the LTTE leader who has ordered thousands of Tamil youth to give up their lives for him has tried to save his life until the last moment. The terror chief's body was found by the 53 Division troops led by Major General Kamal Goonarathne, the sources further said.
LTTE's intelligence wing and suicide squad leader Pottu Amman alias Shankugalingam Shivshankar, Sea Tiger leader Susai, Charles Anthony, B. Nadesan, S. Pulithevan, Ramesh, Kapil Amman, Ilango, Rathnam Master and Sutharman are verified killed and their bodies have been identified.
But today(May 19) a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) official told a pro-Tamil website that the Tiger chief was still alive.
President Mahinda Rajapaksha declared an end to its 26-year civil war.