It seems like you’re on the way out. When they mock you. Prabhakaran was always treated with a grudging respect. I mean, he did take control of a significant amount of Sri Lanka and carry out more suicide bombings than Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and al-Qaeda combined (PBS). Now, however, India is openly mocking him for his weight and Rupavahini is running reports of the privileged lives of his children. His daughter, incidentally, is pretty hot.
The Hindustan Times article is, I think, juvenile, but it is telling. Prabhakaran was never one of ‘them’, but he always got grudging respect from India and high caste Sri Lankan Tamils. Even assassinating Rajiv Gandhi was at least impressive in a ‘wow, you’re an impressive asshole’ sense.
Today, however, the quote is ‘it was when he started on chocolates and Black Forest cakes that the bulge really began to grow and soon he was the proud possessor of the largest revolutionary paunch in history.’
I think the article is juvenile and not that funny, but it’s telling as to how it’s going up there. Right now the LTTE is winning the news cycle in terms of making the GoSL look bad, but that doesn’t mean they look good.