Rebel leader's jungle hideout in idyllic Sri Lanka (a predominantly Buddhist island nation) seems far better suited for successful meditation than failed guerrilla war.
Rebel leader Velupillai Prabhakaran (BBC)
With his rebel separatist group on the brink of defeat at the hands of the Sri Lankan military, Velupillai Prabhakaran's fate remains a mystery. But then, he has lived most of his life in the shadows.
What happens to Prabhakaran could be crucial to the future of the ethnic Tamil rebel group he founded. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is so centralized that without a leader it would almost certainly spin into disarray and the war would come to a swift close. More>>