Prabhakaran ordered the killing of Rajiv Gandhi - Solheim

Former Norwegian peace negotiator Erik Solheim revealed that LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran had ordered the killing of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991 using an LTTE suicide bomber in India.

“Balasingham told me Prabhakaran admitted to the killing of Rajiv Gandhi in their private discussions. Bala was not in the slightest doubt as to who ordered the attack. Bala never lied to me. I see no reason why he would have lied on this,” Solheim tweeted.

In a series of tweets Solheim, also accused Prabahakaran of failing to compromise and not accepting the offer to evacuate Tamil civilians.

“I accuse Prabhakaran of failing to compromise and not accepting the offer to evacuate Tamil civilians. It was the Sri Lanka army who indiscriminately shelled and bombed people to death. I wish we as mediators had the powers to influence the parties to make wiser decisions,” he said.

“Neither we, nor India, US, China, EU or anyone else.the aim of the peace process was a federal solution to Sri Lanka.the vast majority of Tamils would have been happy with that,” he said.

“Of course the Sri Lankan government and army is responsible for indiscriminately shelling and bombing Tamil civilians. Killing tens of thousands, But it is also true that we offered Prabhakaran a way out and that he refused,” he added.

 

 

 

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