Tiger leader's body found, identified - army commander


COLOMBO, May 19 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's army commander on Tuesday said Tamil Tiger leader's Vellupillai Prabhakaran's body had been found and positively identified in the morning.

"The good news from the war front is that the body of the leader of the terrorist organisation which destroyed the country for the last 30 years, Prabahakaran, has been found this morning by the army," General Sarath Fonseka said in an address on state radio. "We have identified the body."

He said photographs of the body would be released later in the day. (Reporting by Colombo bureau; Editing by David Fox)