LTTE leader apologizes to India for Rajiv''s killing

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New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) A top LTTE leader KumaranPathmanathan has apologised to India for V Prabhakaran''s"mistake" of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

He said Rajiv''s assassination was "well planned and doneactually with Prabhakaran and (LTTE intelligence chief PottuAmman). Everyone knows the truth".

In an interview to CNN-IBN Firstpost, Pathmanathan, whowas Treasurer of LTTE and its chief arms procurer, said "Iwant to say to the Indian people and especially to the Gandhifamily...I want to apologise for Prabhakaran''s mistake. Pleaseforgive us. We beg you....Sorry for all this. We know thefeelings of the son (Rahul) of Rajiv Gandhi....How father anddaughter are attached (reference to Rajiv''s daughterPriyanka)".

He said Tamils in Sri Lanka should be helped to live ashumans as "we have already paid a high price. We don''t haveanything to lose". PTI

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