Thursday 14 December
In this handout photo released by Tamilnet, Anton Balasingham, the political advisor and chief negotiator of the LTTE,
talks with his leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in the rebel controlled city of Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka on January 21, 2005.
Balasingham, who for years articulated the LTTE position in international negotiations first in the India-sponsored talks
in Thimpu in 1985 and later in the Norway-brokered parleys with Sri Lankan government, died in his London home after
battling cancer and crippling diabetes. He was 68.