Charles Anthony Prabhakaran (Velupillai Prabhakaran’s son) Wiki, Age, Death, Family, Biography & More

Charles Anthony Prabhakaran (1985-2009) was the son of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and a prominent member of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers militant organization, formally known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). He died on 18 May 2009.


Charles Anthony Prabhakaran was born in 1985 (age 24 years; at the time of death) and was named after Velupillai Prabhakarn’s close friend who died during the battle with the Sri Lankan Army in the early 1980s. Charles was reported to have returned from Ireland in 2006 with an aeronautical engineering degree from the European country. [1]DNA

Childhood photograph of Charles Anthony with his father Velupillai Prabhakaran and sister Duvaraga

Childhood photograph of Charles Anthony with his father Velupillai Prabhakaran and sister Duvaraga

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Charles Anthony Prabhakaran


Charles Anthony was born in a Tamil Hindu family in Sri Lanka. His ancestors belonged to the Thirumeni Kudumbam (aka Thirumeni family), who built the Sivan Temple at Valvettithurai.

Parents & Siblings

Charles Anthony’s father was Velupillai Prabhakaran, a militant leader and founder of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). He was killed in a crossfire with the Sri Lankan Army in May 2009. Anthony’s mother, Mathivathani Erambu, was reportedly killed by the Sri Lankan Army; however, later the army denied killing her and said that they had no information on her whereabouts. Anthony had one younger brother, Balachandran Prabhakaran, who was shot by the Sri Lankan Army in May 2009 and a younger sister, Duvaraga, who was reportedly found dead along with their mother on 20 May 2009.

Velupillai Prabhakaran with his wife, son Balachandran,, and daughter Durvaraga

Charles Anthony’s father Velupillai Prabhakaran, mother Mathivathani Erambu, brother Balachandran, and sister Durvaraga

Charles Anthony Prabhakaran with his family

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

Charles was the head of the Information and Technology department of the LTTE and headed the Air Tigers, the aerial division of LTTE.

Air Tigers

In early 2006, Anthony was in charge of the Air Tigers, which was the air wing of LTTE. He was known for putting together Czech-made Zlin-143 aircraft that the LTTE used to attack important Sri Lankan army sites. He also flew one of the aircraft and bombed the Katunayake Airforce Base in March 2007.


According to some sources, Charles Anthony Prabhakaran died on 18 May 2009 during the final phase of the battle with the Sri Lankan Army.

Cause of Death

During the final days of the 2008–2009 Sri Lankan Army Northern operation, Charles attempted to breach the Sri Lankan Army defences but he didn’t succeed. He lost his life, along with about 100 other LTTE fighters, during the battle in Vellamullivaikkal, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka.


  • In August 2007, a Tamil doctor who specialised in treating venereal diseases and was also a close friend of the LTTE leader Prabhakaran in Colombo was secretly brought by three bodyguards of the LTTE leader to Killinochichi. He was brought to treat Charles Anthony, who was reportedly suffering from syphilis. [2]Sri Lanka Guardian
  • In May 2009, the Sri Lankan Army found $12 million from Charles Anthony, after he was killed in a firefight with the Sri Lankan Army.
  • After the war during the search operations, the Sri Lankan Army discovered the birth certificate, horoscopes and albums of the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his son Charles Anthony. The birth certificates of Prabhakaran and Antony were neatly laminated and kept for public view. [3]Times Of India


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