Velupillai Prabhakaran

Velupillai Prabhakaran was a Sri Lankan Tamil guerrilla and the founder and leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a militant organization that sought to create an independent... Wikipedia

  • Native name:  வேலுப்பிள்ளை பிரபாகரன்
  • Born:  November 26, 1954, Valvettithurai, Dominion of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
  • Died:  May 18, 2009, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka
  • Cause of death:  Killed in action on 18 May 2009
  • Other names:  Karikalan / Thalaivar Prabhakaran, Anna
  • Occupation:  Founder & Leader of the Tamil New Tigers in 1972 and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
  • Known for:  Tamil nationalism, National Leader of Tamil Eelam
  • Criminal charge:  Planning assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, Colombo Central Bank bombing of 1996
  • Criminal penalty:  Arrest warrant issued by Colombo High Court, Death warrant issued by Madras High Court, India, Sentenced to 200 years in prison by Colombo High Court.
  • Spouse(s):  Mathivathani Erambu (1984–2009) †
  • Children:  Charles Anthony (1989–2009) †, Duvaraga (1986–2009) †, Balachandran (1997–2009) †
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo