Suren Surendiran, a spokesman for the British Tamils' Forum, the largest organisation for expatriate Tamils in Britain, said the community was in despair.
"The people are very somber and very saddened. But we are ever determined and resilient to continue our struggle for Eelam," he said, invoking the name of the Tamils hoped-for independent state. "We have to win the freedom and liberation of our people."
LTTE: A chronology
Image: Pro-Tamil demonstrators wear painted bandages on their foreheads as they prepare to protest the death of Prabhakaran, in Parliament Square in London on May 18.
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