Sri Lankan military declared that they had brought to an end the decades old civil war by routing out the remnants of the LTTE rebels and killing their paramount leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Prabhakaran’s deputies- Sea Tiger leader Soosai, LTTE intelligence chief Pottu Amman, political wing leader B.Nadesan and head of the LTTE’s Peace Secretariat S.Pulideevan were also reported to be killed by the government military forces. Also killed were Prabhakaran’s 24 years son Charles Anthony.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was formed in 1970's.It was brought under the leadership of Prabhakaran in year 1972 and hereafter LTTE engaged in a all out war to set up an independent homeland for ethnic Tamils. But, USA declared LTTE as a terrorist organization on 8th October 1997.
The Tamils were consist of 12 % of the Sri Lankan population. It was reported that the ethnic Tamil’s citizenship were stripped in year 1949 by the Singhalese ethnic majority government. The Tamil’s century’s old manuscript were also destroyed.The Singhalese majority government were also alleged carried out a calculated ethnic cleansing on Tamils. The Tamils were not encouraged to join public sector including armed forces.
It was reported that the marginalization and the deprivation policy practiced by the Singhalese government against the Tamil ethnic was the major factor which forced the Tamils to be defiant and take arms to set up a separate homeland for Tamils. After all Tamils were not an immigrant community in Sri Lanka. The history reveals that the Tamils were once the rulers of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka comes under the patronage of Tamil Kingdom ever since the known history.
With the demise of LTTE forces in Sri Lanka, the Asia's longest running civil war was all but over. Yes, Prabhakaran and his army has been killed but their sacrifices will be remembered forever by the Tamils not only in Sri Lanka but all over the world.
The Tamils all over the world mourn over the demise of their hero Prabhaharan and his colleague.