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Velupillai Prabhakaran

1954 - 2009

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Velupillai Prabhakaran (listen (US English); Tamil: வேலுப்பிள்ளை பிரபாகரன்; Tamil pronunciation: [ˈʋeːlɯpːiɭːaɪ pɾaˈbaːhaɾan], 26 November 1954 – 18 May 2009) was a Sri Lankan Tamil guerrilla and the founder and leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a militant organization that sought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka. The LTTE waged war in Sri Lanka for more than 25 years, to create an independent state for the Sri Lankan Tamil people. Prabhakaran was the youngest of four children, born in Valvettithurai, on Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula's northern coast. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Velupillai Prabhakaran has received more than 2,648,228 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Velupillai Prabhakaran is the 21st most popular mafioso (down from 11th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Sri Lanka and the most popular Sri Lankan Mafioso.

Velupillai Prabhakaran is most famous for being the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a militant organization that fought for the independence of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

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Among MAFIOSOS

Among mafiosos, Velupillai Prabhakaran ranks 21 out of 54Before him are Meyer Lansky, Karl Gebhardt, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Ned Kelly, John Gotti, and Mark David Chapman. After him are Ta Mok, Tamam Shud case, Vito Genovese, Khun Sa, Salvatore Giuliano, and Griselda Blanco.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1954, Velupillai Prabhakaran ranks 31Before him are Harald Schumacher, Ray Liotta, Serzh Sargsyan, Dennis Quaid, Carlos Ghosn, and Halimah Yacob. After him are Jim Belushi, Yanni, Condoleezza Rice, Ron Howard, Rene Russo, and Bernard Hinault. Among people deceased in 2009, Velupillai Prabhakaran ranks 35Before him are Günther Rall, Jean Dausset, João Bernardo Vieira, Patrick McGoohan, Raúl Alfonsín, and Ephraim Katzir. After him are Robert F. Furchgott, Leszek Kołakowski, Sergey Mikhalkov, Jennifer Jones, Albert Barillé, and Edward T. Hall.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Velupillai Prabhakaran ranks 3 out of 39Before him are Patanjali (-200) and Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916). After him are Aryadeva (200), Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), Jack Churchill (1906), St John Philby (1885), William Chester Minor (1834), Tony Hoare (1934), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), and Michael Ondaatje (1943).

Among MAFIOSOS In Sri Lanka

Among mafiosos born in Sri Lanka, Velupillai Prabhakaran ranks 1