BREAKING!!! Velupillai Prabhakaran Killed by Sri Lankan forces. Tamil Tigers vanquished in historic defeat
By RAVI NESSMAN, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 46 mins ago – (excerpted from original article provided at link) The chubby, mustachioed Prabhakaran turned what was little more than a street gang in the late 1970s into one of the world’s most feared insurgencies. He demanded unwavering loyalty and gave his followers vials of cyanide to wear around their necks and bite into in case of capture.
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aura writes; Velupillai Prabhakaran, founder of terrorist group, the Tamil Tigers, has been killed in battle with Sri Lankan forces, who have vanquished the Tigers in a historic defeat in the group’s shadow state in the north. Prabakaran was the father of suicide bombing, which he introduced by forming the black tigers, who were infamously responsible for the brutal assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in Tamil Nadu in the early 90’s. The Tamil Tigers had been retreating under heavy fire from the Sri Lankan army over the past two months, in heavy fighting that caught up the civilian population. Now with the death of Prabhakaran, his son and top commanders, the Tamil Tigers have been routed in a historic defeat that was greeted by relief and celebration in the the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Read the whole story at link