LTTE Supremo Velupillai Prabhakarans son Charles Anthony is commanding a contingent of the Tamil Tigers alongside other top rebel leaders like Banu and Lakshman,the arrested black Tigers have revealed.
Anthony,who returned from Ireland in 2006,is believed to have got a degree in aeronautical engineering and is heading the air wing and computer unit of LTTE,according to the reports.
He is also believed to have played a key role in building the LTTE air wing,which surprised the world with a night raid on Sri Lankan military air base inside Colombos international airport in March,2007. In an interview with the state-run Sunday Observer,the two black Tigers claimed that Prabhakarans son Anthony was commanding their forces with other prominent LTTE leaders which include Banu and Lakshman. The two black Tigers in their twenties had surrendered to the troops at Therumurukandy on January 28 after they failed in their attempts to bomb the bund of the Iranamadu Tank.
Meanwhile,in a major boost to Lankas ruling coalition,Mahinda Rajapaksas party won elections to two provincial councils,termed by the President as a referendum on his successful military campaign against the Tamil Tigers.