After a gruesome battle that lasted days between the Srilankan Army and the LTTE ( Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam) finally ended. With a huge list of dead men on both sides. SriLankan army claims that they have ended a terror group while the LTTE who claimed that they fight for the rights of Tamil people. Well we would never be able to know the whole story. But let us know more about LTTE and their leader Prabahakran.
So on searching for LTTE i came to find these…
This is what wikipedia.org says about LTTE-
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், ISO 15919: tamiḻ iiḻa viṭutalaip pulikaḷ; commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) is a militant organization based in northern Sri Lanka. Founded in May 1976, it has actively waged a violent secessionist campaign that seeks to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka. This campaign had evolved into the Sri Lankan Civil War, one of the longest running armed conflicts in Asia, until the LTTE was militarily defeated by the Sri Lanka Army under the government of Mahinda Rajapakse in May 2009. Since its inception, and until his death, the LTTE was headed by its founder, Velupillai Prabhakaran. The Tamil Tigers are currently proscribed as a terrorist organization by 32 countries (see list of countries).
I even ended up finding the official sites of Tamil Elam and this is what they say about themselves-
“The Tamil National Army also known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were formed after the failure of many years of peaceful demonstration by Tamil leaders in order to win their freedom from the successive Sinhala majority governments, which showed no concern for the Tamil grievances. Under the leadership of Mr. Velupillai Pirabakaran, the LTTE was founded on May 5, 1976 to achieve what had become unachievable by peaceful methods in over 28 years. Since then, the LTTE has grown out to be a massive army with the whole hearted support of the Tamil people and now has thousand of brave soldiers, with a Naval wing that has become a formidable one in the sub continent. And as the racist policies of the successive Sinhala governments subjects the Tamil civilians to more and more hard ships, the LTTE has become the army that the Tamil people can look up to in order to put an end to all the troubles and win back the Tamil’s homeland, Tamil Eelam.”
The Picture shows Antony the dead son of Prabhakaran.
The Lankan army were much concerned with the growing power of the elam as they had been using suicide attacks as a warfare tactic. They have even used women as suicide bombers. Like in the killing of Rajiv Gandhi. Also they had a huge force of soldiers and tanks, with a naval base and also had few airplanes which were used for attacks few times.
The lankan army had published the news all-over that LTTE’s leader Prabhakaran is dead but a few other sources declined that.
The picture shows Prabhakaran in November 2002 at the heroes week celebration.
Due to extreme graphic and in-human pics of the body thought to be of Prabkakan we couldn’t publish them here on shankee. You may see these here, viewer’s discretion is adviced. http://www.lankalibrary.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3611