Eventually the armed insurgent Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam emerged in 1976 to fight for a Tamil homeland in the northeast.
The tragic fire has conveniently transformed into a story of resilience, hope and rebirth. Many are ready to move on.
Imran Khan thus shrewdly got Pakistan out of the Indian electoral battle, realising he will have to deal with whoever is the next Prime Minister.
To an objective observer this is unbridled divisive cacophony which seriously undermines the macro attempts to project a larger unity.