The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Saturday denied that its leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran was injured in a Sri Lankan Air Force attack late in November in Killinocchi.
`Our leader (Prabhakaran) is like a sun. Can anybody even think of extinguishing him? Do you think we will ever keep our leader in such a place where he is vulnerable to attacks? He is leading us from the front. He is not injured,` an LTTE spokesman said following reports quoting the government as claiming that the elusive leader was wounded in raids by the country`s air force.
When asked about the state of health of Prabhakaran, the spokesman merely said, `He is eating well. I met brother (Prabhakaran) three days ago.`
On the attacks by Sri Lanka [Images] Air Force and the army, the LTTE representative said there was an attack on November 27 on the Voice of Tigers Radio station and one on November 28. `I don`t remember the one on November 26. Since there is a confrontation almost every day, we can`t say and don`t generally keep a count.`
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror in a report quoting military intelligence said the LTTE chief may have suffered only a minor bruise in his right shoulder.
`The underground bunker where Prabhakaran was hiding at the time was partially destroyed. During this attack, part of the camouflaged bunker at his safe house situated in a housing scheme, had fallen on Prabhakaran`s right shoulder, injuring him,` the newspaper said.