The LTTE has remained silent over the death of Nagulan, the special leader of its Charles Anthony Regiment who was hurriedly dispatched to the Tharavai area by Velupillai Prabhakaran on May 23 to help Jeyam and his men dodge attacks by the security forces, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said.
Nagulan was killed along with six other senior LTTE cadres in an Army assault. Among the killed was Mala, a female LTTE leader of the Sodiya regiment, it said.
`The bodies of dead LTTE cadres were handed over to the LTTE through the ICRC. A Tamil Eelam identity card issued to Nagulan was also recovered from his belongings by the Army`.
On May 25, pro-LTTE TamilNet reported that 7 bodies of Tiger cadres killed by Army troops had been handed over to the LTTE through the ICRC. The Batticaloa magistrate who conducted the post ? mortem instructed one of the bodies to be handed over to the dead LTTE cadre`s mother who identified her son, the report stated.
The TamilNet report acknowledged that there were two female cadres among the dead. However, the article did not report the death of Nagulan, MCNS said.
Nagulan was the mastermind behind many LTTE attacks spearheaded by the Charles Anthony regiment during recent times., it said.
Caption; The photograph of Nagulan found on his body.