India wants more proof on Praba

23 February 2010 12:32 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India has asked the Sri Lanka government to provide more documentary evidence about the death of LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran, the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case of 1991.

Prabhakaran is said to have been killed in the third week of May 2009 while fighting government troops. His death was formally announced on May 19.
India had subsequently asked for a death certificate from Sri Lanka so that Prabhakaran’s name could be struck off from the list of accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

The Sri Lankan foreign ministry had recently handed over a Colombo high court document — and not a death certificate — to the High Commission of India (HCI), confirming Prabhakaran’s death. It was a report compiled by the defence ministry here on the assassination of Sri Lankan foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar. It stated that the LTTE leader was killed near the Nandikadal lagoon on May 19. The report claimed Prabhakran’s death was confirmed following a DNA test.

Through HCI, the court document was handed over to the CBI’s Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency, which is probing the case.

“The CBI has told me that they have received documentation from the government of Sri Lanka confirming the death of Prabhakaran,” Home Minister P. Chidambaram had said earlier this month in New Delhi.

But sources in Colombo and New Delhi have told HT that the document given by Sri Lanka might not be enough to convince Indian courts to strike off Prabhakaran’s name off the accused list. So the MDMA then shot off another a letter in the second week of February asking for more proof. (Hindustan Times)

  Comments - 26

  • Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:31 PM

    Why hasn't our government brought-in an international specialist, for DNA testing of Praba's body samples, to close this issue?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 07:35 PM

    Now give the DNA to India, so that they can close this file on Rajiv.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:45 AM

    ha!!! Now India has come out from the illusion created by Lanka government

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 01:11 AM

    Even Srilankans allies are not trusting the government eh?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:00 AM

    I think other documentary evidences are the life certificate of opponents of Prabakaran

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:00 AM

    The Defence ministry report stated categorically that the LTTE leader was killed near the Nandikadal lagoon on May 19. The report claimed Prabhakran’s death was confirmed following a DNA test. What do they want now?

    The HCI must have been provided this report in duplicate, or perhaps in triplicate to satify the blood sucking bureaucrats!

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:05 AM

    Only Proof is ,If Praba was living north would`t have voted at the Presidential elections. History repeats.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:02 PM

    India cannot believe that the SL Army did what the mighty Indian RAW, could not.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:30 AM

    Why the big fuss? Just hand over the DNA to India.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:35 AM

    India and every body Knows that he is not dead, final stage he escaped to Eriteria, to cover up govt made a dummy prabaharan to fool the nation, as usual some got fooled and we did'nt and India did'nt

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:37 AM

    Let Indian courts go on with the case foreever if they wish to. We have given what we have and I cant imagine what else they want after giving the DNA test confirmation. May be the lawyers involved in the case may want drag this for few more years until they retire.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:45 AM

    Dr Eric Soleim conducted the postmortem & the report says he died of Megalomania !.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:04 PM

    This Death is a Mistry now. If not it should have been cleared so long ago.

    Only few knows the truth and one day it will come out.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:55 AM


    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:09 AM

    that means CBI know the truth .. for sri lankans it's take time anythink they remember only for two weeks only..

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:13 AM

    Looks like the govt doesnt want prabha to RIP.Will the ghost of praba linger longer than the actual prabha.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:17 AM

    What is the difficulty in issuing a death certificate : any Grama Sevaka might do that provided the incentive is right. Or else, send Karuna to testify in Indian courts as he is the one who identified the body. Wonder why such a simple issue is being complicated to such an extent.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:17 AM

    Don't worry he's not dead. He's still live somewhere.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:42 PM

    Only Burma can help here

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:25 AM


    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:59 PM

    Who is playing the game here!!..India? or Sri Lanka?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:39 AM

    Why not make this as a weekly news
    Week one: India wants proof
    Week 2: India received confirmation that Prabha is dead
    Week 3: CBI denies receiving confirmation
    Week 4: Sithamparam confirms receiving confirmation
    Week 5: CBI wants proof; the next cycle starts

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:04 AM

    Do they still believe that Praba is alive...?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:06 AM

    You will never get. Ask Sarath Fonseka for details, if you are really interested in the truth.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:18 AM

    India is not seeking the death certificate of Pottu Amman. He is no: 02 in that court case. Why is it, India asking only for Prabhakaran's details?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:24 AM

    We need not given any proof to India - the shame of South Asia - the country that trained and created the monster Prabakaran. If they are still not convinced they should at their own expense find that out. Sri Lanka and other neighbors of India have suffered enough due to India's shameful power politics.

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