Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger leader’s son wounded: military

April 1, 2009 (AFP) – Tamil Tiger rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s eldest son was wounded in battle against Sri Lankan security forces, military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said on Wednesday. Prabhakaran’s location is uncertain, though the Tigers say their leader is still with his men as they try to stave off defeat at the hands of government troops. Charles Anthony, 24, was injured during fighting last week in the northeast of the island where the rebels have been cornered, Nanayakkara said.

“Through technical sources we have confirmed that Prabhakaran’s son Charles Anthony was wounded last week in a confrontation with ground troops,” he said, adding no details of his injuries were known.