Military intelligence have confirmed that "Chelian" has been appointed as new leader of the Sea Tigers; the sea going arm of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Former leader Soosei was critically injured when a vessel near his exploded in a sea tiger training excercise.
After Soosei was injured, Thyagan (Sea tiger 3rd in command) and Chelian were tasked with leading the sea tiger outfit. However, Thyagan was killed in a confontration with the SL Navy near the seas off Polmoddai last week. LTTE Intelligence wing (TOSSIE) leader Pottu Amman had announced Chelian's new leadership role when Thyagan's funeral was held in Puthukuduirippu, Mullaithiv.