Sunday, 03 August 2014 - 13:15
Indian diplomat reveals how J R prepared to hang Prabhakaran in Jaffna
Former Congress leader K. Natwar Singh in his autobiography says that Former Sri Lankan president JR Jayewardene had asked Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1986 to hand over Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran to him so that he could hang him in Jaffna.
This was over the assassination of Jaffna Mayor Alfred Doreappa.
As per Natwar Singh’s "One Life is Not Enough" Former President Jayewardene made the request to Gandhi during the SAARC summit in Bangalore.
Natwar Singh was then a member of the Gandhi government.
New Delhi had asked Prabhakaran to come to Bangalore so as to meet Jayewardene in a bid to end the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict.
Natwar Singh, who played a key role in framing the 1987 India-Sri Lanka agreement, says that "talking to Prabhakaran was an exhausting experience.