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LTTE Supremo: Dead or Alive?

With LTTE getting increasingly desperate with every passing hour, it looks like the endgame is just around the corner. The question that is on my mind is this:  will the LTTE supremo, Velupillai Prabhakaran, be captured alive?

The fact that the Sri Lankan forces are not likely to reach his hideout without a fierce battle indicates that he is not likely to live to see the insides of a courtroom. A stray bullet might get him, even if he doesn’t bite a cyanide capsule.

On the other hand, the Sri Lankan government would probably want to put him on trial to (a) prevent him from becoming a martyr; and (b) to show how ordinary and non-Saviour he is (everybody is ordinary in jail).

Let me know how the hive is buzzing on this one:

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