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This is the story of the man who defined the armed struggle for an independent Eelam for over three decades and who lived by the gun and died by the gun—Velupillai Prabhakaran. A home-grown guerilla who built the LTTE into a ruthless war machine and controlled its world-wide network from his hideout and ruled territories under his control with an iron fist; who defied the world and eliminated whoever came in his way, including former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi; who had fighters ready to kill and die in thousands for him … yet he failed, leaving the future of Sri Lankan Tamils a big question mark.

The book is a first-person account by the author based on his innumerable visits to Sri Lanka during its ...

End of a Misadventure
End of a misadventure

After the 18 September agreement, the IPKF began withdrawing troops in right earnest, starting with the Amparai district in the east which has an equal mix of Tamils and Tamil-speaking Muslims. Around that time, on 16 October to be precise, Indian high commissioner L.L. Mehrotra told newsmen in Colombo that it would be a phased pull-out linked to the establishment of an alternate security machinery to look after law and order in areas vacated by the Indian army. The alternative machinery would be the Sri Lankan police assisted by the CVF. The Sri Lankan government had agreed to expand the strength of the CVF. It had also agreed to introduce Parliament legislation for the establishment of a provincial ...

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