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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 ...

When Tsunami United Lanka
When tsunami united lanka

With a death toll of 29,000, Sri Lanka was the second country in the region after Indonesia worst hit by the December 2004 tsunami. As the war-ravaged north and east account for two-thirds of the country's coastline, the casualties were more in the Tamil and Tamil Muslim areas than in the Sinhala south. Yet, the disaster united the country like never before with people from all over rushing in with relief materials not just to the Sinhalese areas devastated by the killer waves in the southern ports of Galle, Matara and Hambantota, but also the eastern districts of Ampara, Batticaloa and Tricomalee and the northern Jaffna and even Mullaitivu which was then under the LTTE control. The disaster ...

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