Behind the thinking of Tamil Tiger backers

A fascinating story, reported in Canada’s National Post, about the ways in which a handful in the Tamil Diaspora backed, armed and funded Tamil resistance against Sinhalese nationalism in Sri Lanka:

Satha Sarachandran was an unlikely international arms dealer. Quiet and studious, he was a software engineer who volunteered at a Toronto youth group. He had no criminal record.

But in 2006, FBI agents caught the 30-year-old Canadian shopping for surface-to-air missiles in Long Island, New York, and Friday afternoon he was sentenced to 26 years in prison.

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