Hundreds of people gathered in Chennai on Sunday to pay homage to late Balachandran, 10 year old son of the late founder of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who was killed after he surrendered after UN negotiated the surrender. He was given biscuits and than killed in cold blood by the Sri Lankan Army. The unanswered question is Did the than President Mahinda Rajapaksha or the Defence secretary Gothapaya Rajapaksha ordered the Army to kill the 14 year old child in cold blood in May 2009.
Late Tamil leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his 10-year-old son Balachandran were reportedly killed in the armed conflict that started in 1983, when the LTTE launched insurgent attacks against the government aiming to establish an independent Tamil state in the island nation.
Based on some photographs, media reports had suggested that Balachandran was murdered. However, the Sri Lankan government as usual said that Balachandran and other rebel leaders were killed in crossfire during the war. More than 1000 LTTE Leaders and their family members surrendered to Sri Lankan Army after UN negotiated the surrender. It is claimed by Eye witnesses that they saw these LTTE Leaders and their family members were taken in buses to Army camps. Some LTTE political Leaders Mahesan, Nadesan and their family members were killed in front of the public after they surrendered to the Army. The UN negotiator Nambiar said that he asked the LTTE Leaders to surrender and went to sleep.
On the occasion, founder and General Secretary of the regional Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party, Vaiko, sought autonomy for Tamils residing in Sri Lanka.
“They are not demanding any separation. They are fighting to get their homeland, which they ruled for thousands of years,” he said. More than 40,000 Tamil civilians were killed in May 2009 in the final months of the war, a United Nations (UN) panel has said.