Skip to comments.Sri Lanka's defeated Tamil rebels name new leader
Posted on 07/22/2009 5:03:51 AM PDT by myknowledge
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's defeated Tamil Tiger rebels have named a man accused of running a vast arms smuggling operation as their new leader, two months after government forces crushed the separatist movement.
The new leader has pledged to remake the insurgents into a nonviolent separatist movement.
Selvarasa Pathmanathan was the rebels' chief of international relations and allegedly ran an international weapons smuggling ring. The Sri Lankan government has appealed to foreign governments to find and arrest him.
Pathmanathan "will lead us into the next steps of our freedom struggle according to the vision of our esteemed leader," said the Tiger's executive committee in a statement released Tuesday.
He replaces Velupillai Prabhakaran, the cult-like figure who led the Tigers for decades before being shot dead by Sri Lankan forces in May.
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Down but not out.
The LTTE were a Marxist cabal, who will not be missed. I wonder if the LTTE’s “Great Leader’s” vision really included him being shot dead, and the struggle being “continued” by this moonbat?
Perhaps now the Sri Lankan nation will at last have a chance at freedom from tyranny, suicide bombings, child soldiers, and daily terrorist attacks.
two months after government forces crushed the separatist movementWow, sounds like a great promotion. Lucky bastard.
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