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Prabhakaran may still be in Lanka: official

Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday maintained that there was “nothing to suggest” that elusive LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran..

Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday maintained that there was “nothing to suggest” that elusive LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran has fled the island even as the Malaysian Police sounded an alert following reports that the guerrilla leader may have entered that country.

“There is nothing to suggest that Prabhakaran has left the country,” a Sri Lankan defence official said after reports appeared in Malaysian media that the police have ordered a nationwide alert for the LTTE chief.

“We are also using our local intelligence network to ascertain if he is already in the country,” Malaysian Police chief Musa Hassan said following reports that Prabhakaran may have fled to Malaysia or Thailand.

“We do not know how this is being suggested when there is no proof yet to back claims of such a possibility,” the official said. Army Chief Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka had last week said that Prabhakaran might have fled the country. The LTTE are now surrounded in their bastion of Mullaittivu with the military saying that troops have overrun the rebels’ main military command centre deep in the jungles.