Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Succession squabble

R. HARIHARAN

Prabakaran was the heart and soul of the LTTE and his death has left a big void in its leadership.

THE HINDU PHOTO LIBRARY

Prabakaran came down heavily on potential challengers as Mahathaya (right), his one-time aide and lieutenant, discovered to his detriment.

(frontline)THE acknowledgement of the death of V. Prabakaran by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 17 came from Selvarasa Pathmanathan, the organisation’s international representative, a week after the Sri Lankan security forces announced it. This is not surprising as the LTTE under the monolithic leadership of Prabakaran had always wished away information he found either uncomfortable or inconvenient. Pathmanathan’s signed statement to the British Broadcasting Corporation on May 24 probably sent shock waves through the acolytes of the LTTE the world over, who had been in a state of denial over the LTTE leader’s death. Full text

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