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Tamil Tiger Political Chief Killed, Highest-ranking Guerrilla Ever Taken Out in Sri Lanka

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posted on Nov, 4 2007 @ 06:01 AM
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Tamil Tiger Political Chief Killed, Highest-ranking Guerrilla Ever Taken Out in Sri Lanka


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Sri Lanka struck a major blow against the Tamil Tigers Friday, , killing the rebels' political chief and top peace negotiator in a surgical government air strike.

S.P. Thamilselvan, 40, the public face of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, died with five others in an attack by the Sri Lankan air force on rebel-held territory, the Tigers reported.
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posted on Nov, 4 2007 @ 06:01 AM
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Another 40 year's conflict going on without much world attention, despite fierce for two decades.

What has passed my attention is the 2002 started peace talk have closed in failure and the fighting picked up again. Just two weeks ago the TT took out important parts of the Sinhala airforce by a bold attack on a base. Yesterday they had intelligence on this guerilla chiefs whereabout and struck with amazing precision.

When the Bay of Bengal gas sometime soon comes in the picture, this conflict, will too. If the Tamils get their state in the North, they'll also get the gas fields. Something the Sinhalese will never allow.

Another fight about ressources willl be up soon.

The Tamils were initially imported as 'guest' workers, to pick tea at the plantations for the British on Sri Lanka. Most Tamils originate from them, though a huge scheme was set up by indepence in 1949 to repatriate those who wanted to go to India. 50% of them did.

The Tamil population today is 10% against the Sinhales 80+%.

Should the Tamils have their own state, being indigenous to Sri Lanka for a little more than a century, or is it just a part of a bigger struggle for a Tamil homeland that includes Southern India? (and therefore not allowed by the powers that be)






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posted on Nov, 5 2007 @ 07:38 AM
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From BBC, an orbituary of SP Thamilselvan.

Public face of the Tamil Tigers



The death of their media-savvy political wing leader at the age of 40 means the rebels have lost an experienced and suave political negotiator.

For many years SP Thamilselvan was the public face of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


The Tigers have quite naturally sworn revenge.

Tamil rebels vow to strike back


The Tamil Tigers have vowed revenge after the man believed to be their number two was killed in a Sri Lankan air force raid.
The military said SP Thamilselvan was at a meeting with other leaders in a camp when it was targeted on Friday.

There are fears the killing could lead to an escalation of the war with the rebels, who want a Tamil state.


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The conflict has been raging for almost 3 decades with no end in sight.

Estimates of fatalities vary from 70.000 to 200.000.



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