Byline: Fahmida Ashraf After the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009 in Sri Lanka, the pro-LTTE network abroad has weakened but it still exists and is trying to re-organize itself. Sri Lankan analyst, K. Godoge, observed in his article published in Sri Lankan Guardian on March 2, 2010: 'The ground war may be over in this country but we have another war on our hands. The Tamil Diaspora, who number over a million overseas, will continue their efforts to establish Eelam.' The Sri Lankan government cannot ignore the activities of Tamils living abroad and is cautious about this second front. The Sri Lankan Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapakse, in his statement on May 20, said that the "pro-LTTE lobby abroad was still active" and the pro-LTTE international groups "were trying to revive the separatist movement."