A woman claiming to be daughter of slain LTTE leader Prabhakaran, addressed Lankan Tamils and she assured that the Tamil Eelam’s fight for freedom will continue.
A video of a woman, claiming to be the daughter of the former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Prabhakaran, surfaced on social media on the occasion of “Maveerar Naal”, a Remembrance Day observed by Sri Lankan Tamils worldwide to honour the sacrifice of LTTE cadres.
Identifying herself as Dwaraka Prabhakaran, the woman expressed her willingness to reveal her identity to the world on an important day. “I am here after overcoming numerous difficulties and betrayals. One day, I hope to visit Eelam too and serve my people,” the saree-clad woman can be heard saying in the video.
The video was shared on social media platforms almost 14 years after Sri Lankan military declared that Prabhakaran and his family were dead in the final days of war at Mullivaikkal.
In her 12-minute-long speech in Sri Lankan Tamil, the woman said that Sri Lankan government sought support from powerful nations when they were unable to confront the LTTE directly. She further emphasised that LTTE’s fight for freedom will continue, emphasising unity in diversity for political needs.
Addressing the Lankans abroad, she urged them to take care of the marginalised Tamils in Sri Lanka. Expressing the belief that a separate Tamil Eelam would provide autonomy and development, the woman stated that it was the national leader’s viewpoint.
Furthermore, the woman clarified that the Tamil struggle is not against the Sinhalese people but against the government and corrupt politicians, who manipulated innocents against them.
She hoped that the Sinhalese would understand their cause, emphasising the alignment of ideologies despite differing paths.
Sources close to the Sri Lankan government said that they had received information suggesting the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate a video claiming to be Dwaraka Prabhakaran. The government is looking into the matter.