Interview: "The People Do Not See Any Difference Between the Candidates"

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While the leader of the Liberation Tamil Tiger of Eelam (L.T.T.E.), Vellupillai Prabhakaran, is almost never seen in public, the L.T.T.E.'s political head S.P. Tamilchelvan can be more forthcoming. Tamilchelvan spoke to TIME's Alex Perry through his interpreter at the group's headquarters in Killinochchi.

TIME: Who do you want to win the election?
Tamilchelvan: We are not at all concerned about the election. Our experience of both parties is that if at all they speak of the Tamil national question, it is only because they want votes. Their performances after the elections are very dismal....