Colombo, May 23; Even with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) continuing to claim that their chief V Prabhakaran is alive, the Sri Lankan army has revealed that his dead body has been cremated.
"We cremated the body in the same area and threw the ashes into the Indian ocean. Even before Prabhakaran was killed, I knew we had won the war, but I was overjoyed when I had confirmation of his death," General Fonseka told the Sunday Rivira newspaper in an interview.
Forenseka who led the offensive against the rebels claimed that the army has wiped out the rebel organisation's leaders and its cadres after nearly four decades. But the bodies of Tiger intelligence chief Pottu Amman and Prabhakaran's wife, Mathiwadini, had not been identified.