Velupillai Prabhakaran – The Great Warrior of Tamil EelamTamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is dead, the Sri Lankan military says. State television made the announcement shortly after the military said it had surrounded him in the north-east. BBC Obituary NEWS: Velupillai Prabhakaran, 18 May 2009
In the name of fighting against LTTE the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Raj Paksha killed several lakhs of Tamil civilians, who were in the Hospitals, schools and in public places in Tamil Eelam area. For his evil acts towards the Tamil race Rajpaksha cannot be pardoned even by God.
“We launched our struggle for self determination and political independence because of the systematic oppression of our people by the Sri Lankan state… It is the Sri Lanka government which has failed to learn the lessons from the emergence of the struggles for self determination in several parts of the globe and the innovative structural changes that have taken place… We are not warmongers who love violence. We want a permanent, stable and honourable peace…. One day, when our enemy knocks at our doors for peace, we will extend the hand of friendship.” – Velupillai Pirabaharan, leader of Tamil Eelam, 1992
‘Perform your duty without regard to the fruits of action’, says the Bhagavad Gita. I grasped this profound truth when I read the Mahabharata. When I read the great didactic works, they impressed on me the need to lead a good, disciplined life and roused in me the desire to be of service to the community. Above all, Subhash Chandra Bose’s life was a beacon to me, lighting up the path I should follow. His disciplined life and his total commitment and dedication to the cause of his country’s freedom deeply impressed me and served as my guiding light. How I became a freedom fighter – Interview, April 1994 Velupillai Pirabaharan.