Tamils served in the government, Lakshman Kadirgamar was pretty close to becoming the first Tamil Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. The Tamil Tigers put an end to that when Prabhakaran ordered his assassination.
Muttiah Sasidaran (Mid-day.com)
Murali's brother Muttiah Sasidaran said from Colombo, "Obviously we are happy, in fact, overjoyed. This is a great victory for the country and the entire nation is celebrating. This triumph will bring economic growth for us, spur investment and prove a catalyst for development," Sasidaran added, saying, "The future is bright for Sri Lanka."