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Prabhakaran certificate

Colombo, May 21 (PTI): Sri Lanka has promised to give India Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran’s death certificate to close the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, national security adviser M.K. Narayanan said today.

He added that India was going by public statements from the Sri Lankan government that Prabhakaran, 54, had been killed in combat in the island’s northeast earlier in the week and had no reason to doubt Colombo’s announcement. Narayanan told reporters here after talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the Lankan government has made a public announcement on Prabhakaran's death.

“We will go by that. We will of course wait for a death certificate from the government so that the Rajiv assassination case can be sort of closed,” said Narayanan. “Beyond that, it is not possible for us to do anything.”

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