B. Nadesan, Chief of LTTE political wing has said no exclusive interview ever took place between the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and Lakbima News.
Lakbima News is published in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. Lakbima News in its edition dated Dec 28th said, “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Velupillai Prabhakaran gave the interview exclusively to LAKBIMAnEWS via e mail.”
However the LTTE political wing leader confirmed that the weekend interview published in the Newspaper Lakbima News, was actually an email question and answer exchange between him and the newspaper. Mr. Nadesan’s comment on this matter is published in the Tamil News website Puthinam.com.
The interview by Lakbima News was widely quoted elsewhere; including the Colombo Tamil Daily Virakesari, the premier Tamil daily carried a translation of it – as an interview between the LTTE leader Prabhakaran and Lakbima News .