|Non-free media information and use rationale for Velupillai Prabhakaran|
|Description||Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. This photograph, handed out by the LTTE, shows Prabhakaran making a statement on 27 November 2006.|
|Source||Tamil leader who fought for rights with terror – ABC News distributed by AFP
SRI LANKA, KILINOCHCHI : In this photo handed out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka’s rebel-held Kilinochchi, LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran makes his annual policy statement from an undisclosed location in the island’s embattled north, 27 November 2006. The Tamil people of Sri Lanka have no choice but to have their own independent state, rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran declared, effectively ending the island’s peace process. AFP PHOTO/LTTE /HAND OUT
|Portion used||Portrait crop.|
|Purpose of use||To illustrate the article on Velupillai Prabhakaran, the longtime leader of one of the parties to the ongoing Sri Lankan Civil War.|
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