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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 ...

The Turning Point
The turning point

I know I keep reverting to Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. But then, no story on Lanka or Indo-Lanka relations is complete without an analysis of the momentous fallout in all its aspects. India is now seeking closure of the case with the death of Prabhakaran, the prime accused. The CBI's Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency mandated to find out whether Prabhakaran acted alone, like Lee Oswald, or were there other powers involved, or what the Jain Commission calls the wider conspiracy, has also lost much of its relevance with the passage of time. D.R. Karthikeyan, who headed the SIT that investigated one of the toughest cases in the CBI's history, is convinced that whatever Prabhakaran's fault might have been, he would never have ...

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