The Sri Lankan military reports the death of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, his intelligence chief ‘Pottu Amman’, and ‘Soosai’, the head of the Tiger’ naval wing.
Timeline of events under "Prabhakaran" issue
LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran delivers his annual ‘Heroes' Day’ speech. The LTTE claims later that air strikes by the Sri Lankan military hit its 'Voice of Tigers' radio station, shortly before speech.
LTTE leader Prabhakaran in his 'Heroes’ Day' speech warns that without new concessions the Tigers will "intensify their struggle".
Prabhakaran, in his annual 'Heroes’ Day' speech, states that their proposal for an interim administrative authority must be accepted before talks. If the LTTE's "appeal" is rejected, the LTTE would have no alternative other than to advance its freedom struggle.
At his first press conference in 12 years, Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the Tamil Tigers, reiterates his organisation's core principles.