Since of late, ironically if one calls someone a "Madman"... I can relate to him with ease, since my self is one ! (Nash Laughs out really LOUD)
However, moving on with the subject here ! .. I am talking about the small man who did big things and died in the strangest way possible ! ..
Yep the chap who Malee was talking about in the post below me and whom we rejoiced the death over... V. Prabah !
The first and the foremost question I should answer is whether or not am I happy about him being dead? .. HELL YEAH I AM ! ... bloody hell.... I am happy as if I had a foursom with all the top line up of Bollywood diva's ! :-) ! ...
But whatever said and done, I felt a complete sense of honour and incredibly .. a sense of pride for having such a man treading this land.
A man who started with nothing even with pretty much low level of education, went out to build the most ruthless and the most biggest terror network the world has ever seen. Hitler, Mussolini, Che, Castro, Lenin are nothing but little sparks of bon fire compared to this thermo nuclear bomb of this man's abilities and his terror magnitude. !
And simply for the fact that he fought till the end ! ... till the every end (regardless of the conspiracies circling that he was captured some time ago and killed by the Forces... I am merely taking account of "WE" the general public being informed that he died by the hand of our forces while still in the battle filed)
So, he's a Hero ? ...
That depends on the way you look at it.... as Nelson Mandela once said "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter"
So I guess pretty much he will be remembered by the Pro LTTE folklore as a valiant and a brave leader who fought till the end for his people and died in the battlegrounds !
A man who fought for the injustice against a vicious government and scarified his life and of his son's !
Him as a Cowered?
That's the way most of Us... the Hypocrite gang banging racist Sinhalese would want to remember him.
Common ! .. don't deny it... I know many who does ! and WANT him to be remembered like that ! Especially the government propaganda.. since it already started force feeding people of that thought down their throats since last week.
What I want to remember him as ?
Simple ... a Hero who turned into a Mad Man !
Don't say that you seriously thought he had no way to escape right? a man who bought the latest weapons and even planes and submarines to this country... if everything had failed, he could have built a bridge to India with all the people he was holding hostage and escape !
But, no.. he didn't ! .. he fought till the end. He was with his people and his mission till the end. A hero in all accounts ! ..
Do you think if the tables were turned, our Mahinda would have stayed? .. SHIT NO ! . .. he would have been in America 3 months before even LTTE set foot in Colombo.
What we have to understand that there are some people, when they truly believe in a cause and a mission.. there's just no option to change them back. You cannot bribe them, you cannot intimidate them, you cannot force them.... they simply live to see their dreams come true.... or to watch the world burns if not !
My only regret is... and hope is.... may such a leader be born amongst us again.. and this time let him be on our side of things building the country !
I know there's no point in saying "rest in peace" of that man ! .. but still ... One salute from me for being a man of his word.... and fighting till death for what he believed right !
Regardless of him being a bastard of the first degree ! lolz