Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ensuring a decisive end

Reduced to ashes’; this was how Military Spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara described the way in which the remains of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran were disposed of by the Lankan military following the terror chief’s killing, which signaled the end of the prolonged, bloody military conflict in Northern Sri Lanka. Those with a fixation for procedural niceties may very well raise their eye brows at this practice of not allowing even a trace of the dreaded terror chief to remain but the circumstances in which the ‘mopping-up’ action took place by were by no means ‘normal’ and the person concerned happened to be the most wanted criminal in Sri Lanka. Full text Share on Facebook