Wednesday, May 27, 2009

He divides Tamil Nadu even in death

(EB)Tamil Nadu stands cleaved on LTTE chief V Prabhakaran. More than his fighting days, when the people were divided into two categories — one that cheered him and the other that saw in him Sri Lanka’s problem — in death, he has deepened the rift. One group knows that he has been done away with, while the other is ‘cocksure’ that he is alive. And that raises the curious question how so many people could delude themselves into not believing what was on every national news channel — the visual showing the body of the Tiger with the top of his head blown — and newspapers that published obituaries, stories, photographs and editorials. Full text