COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – Reaching for the stars is a good motto, even for terrorists.
Imagine that you are marketing a new product – let’s call it ‘Superwidget’. How do you go about doing that? Well, I am not a marketing ‘expert‘ but I do know that a lot of work and thought goes into choosing a ‘face’ for the Superwidget. The better known – and liked? – the person shilling for the new offering the more people will want to buy it, no?
Or so the theory goes.
Take the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
On this day in 1991
At least 30 people, including Sri Lanka’s Deputy Defence Minister, Ranjan Wijeratne, were killed by a car bomb in the capital Colombo: another 172 were injured. While no group claimed responsibility, the LTTE was suspected of having been behind the attack. Wijeratne’s body was charred beyond recognition.
The carnage was unimaginable.A witness
The LTTE was known for its ability to kill high-ranking officials (both Indian and Sri Lankan). Not a bad brand booster, eh?
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