Ex-Tiger Daya Master says Lanka civil war a waste of people's lives

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Colombo, Sept.16 (ANI): Former Tamil Tiger media spokesman Daya Master, who now manages a TV channel in Jaffna, has said the decades-long war between the LTTE and government troops was a waste of people's lives.

Daya Master said he was glad that the country was now at peace. e was speaking in an exclusive interview with the BBC.

Master surrendered to government forces with a colleague in April last year, weeks before the Tamil Tigers were beaten.

The two men were released on bail last September, but their whereabouts had been unclear.

Master said he was living peacefully in Jaffna with his wife who was working as a teacher.

"Nobody wants the war. Tamil people also didn't like the war. Their main aim is education," he said.

Asked whether he thought the war was really a waste of money and lives, Daya Master said: "Yeah, that's true."

He declined to comment on whether he regretted being part of such a violent organization, or on the case that is to be heard against him next month. (ANI)

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