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LTTE Supremo: Dead or Alive?

April 30, 2009 Leave a comment

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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