The official news to come from Sri Lanka is that Vellupillai Prabakaran , the man who founded LTTE ( Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ) , the most feared , disciplined , focused militant outfit of the world , that fought Sri Lankan army for almost 3 decades.
With this , an era of blood and tears comes to an end .
Prabakaran was a ruthless man , single minded in his approach for his dream of separate Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka , even if it meant to eliminate all his opponents within his own Tamil community as well as from Sri Lankan political and military sides.
People may hate him or love him but one cannot deny a fact that he became legendary in his own right.
The difference between a Terrorist and freedom fighters are diminished , post 9/11 and there are many tactical mistakes that Prabakaran made that made him branded a Terrorists by world community including India. So Prabakaran dies as a Terrorist . He would remain a Hero for the vast Tamil Diaspora , for the only reason he fought for their elusive homeland to revenge for their tears , blood , sufferings , pain , anguish . Its not for the means with which he went about his dream but large number of Diaspora would be remembering him for his guts to fight Sri Lankan Army who shamed them , humiliated them by depriving their basic rights.
A Prabakaran could be killed but unless Sri Lankan Government restores the confidence and the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils , there could be more Prabakarans to be born because Prabakaran is a by product of the problem and not the problem in itself to end.
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