The Birth of the Tiger Movement LTTE(05.05.1976)

The Birth of the Tiger Movement Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

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From “Liberation Tigers and the Tamil Eelam Freedom Struggle” by the Political Committee of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, 1983

Hon.Velluppillai Prabhakaran National Leader of Tamil Eelam

“Our organisation, as well as our people do not want war. We want peace and we want to resolve our problems through peaceful means. We are deeply committed to the peace process. It is because of our sincere commitment to peace that we are firmly and rigidly observing ceasefire. It is our organisation that took the initiative of declaring the cessation of hostilities unilaterally and observing peace for the last two years tolerating the provocative actions of the state’s armed forces. . “

– Hon. Velupillai Pirapaharan, the national leader of Tamil Eelam, in his Heroes’ Day Message, 2003.
People familiar with Sri Lanka have found Mr. Velupillai Pirabakaran, the leader of the LTTE, to be most intriguing.

Friend and foe alike are fascinated (awestruck, really) by his performance as the leader of a nation of people threatened with genocide, under conditions most challenging.

Unable to decipher and make sense of this exceptional feat, literally thousands of articles have been written about him, all attempting to understand, but none with any real insight. Most have tried to peg him to the semblance of a known somebody. Foes, of course, have tried to compare him to famous villains, and to the followers, naturally, he is godlike.

None, however, have truly analyzed this extraordinary phenomenon in any great depth as these continuing series of articles.

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