A rebellion within a rebellion
The LTTE has reverted to using a technique it pioneered – suicide bombing. Thanks to vigilant security personnel, the assassin got nowhere near the intended target, a federal minister, but blew up four policemen at a Colombo police station instead. Ever since the peace process started a couple of years ago, the Tamil Tigers have generally avoided staging attacks in Sri Lanka’s capital city; the latest incident suggests that they may have changed their minds. That Prabhakaran had to go to such lengths suggests that the rebellion within the LTTE is far from crushed.