may 19th, 2009
even though he was a brutal dictator, in death prabhakaran has achieved some sort of martyrdom.
prabhakaran goes off 'gentle into that good night', but not 'raging, raging against the fading of the light'. i expected from him some act of 'savage, spectacular suicide'.
with his wide-open, accusing eyes, bloated face, and the top of his cranium shot away (why didn't he consume cyanide, preferring instead to shoot himself or have an associate shoot him point-blank?) there is a certain dignity about prabhakaran's corpse.
it seems to say: this is not over. unless the tamils are treated fairly, we shall return.
the sinhalese had better listen.
and once again, shame to the government of india, for not looking after the interests of diasporic hindus. examples: