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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2862

Tamilselvan’s military career ended in Kanakpuram cemetry in Vanni; family mourns in Canada

Colombo, 06 November, ( While S. Tamilselvan, the Political Head of the Tigers, was laid to rest at 7.45 p.m (Sri Lankan time) in Kanakapuram cemetery mourners dropped in at his family home in Toronto, Canada.

Ravi Paramu, his brother, mother, sister and another brother live in Canada. Tamilselvan is the youngest in the family.
In the Vanni several leading Christian Churchmen were present at the funeral.

He was buried as Brigadier Tamilselvan, highlighting the fact that he was primarily a military man and not the man of peace that he is made to look now.

Velupillai Prabhkaran was missing at the public funeral. He paid his respects privately.

Among those who spoke at the funeral was he new Political Head, P, Nadesan.

Pottu Amman, who is suspected of leaking the information of the whereabouts of the Tamilselvan and his five other military cadres, also spoke. He blamed the international community for he death of Tamilselvan.

Yesterday was a day of mourning in Vanni and all shops and offices were closed.

There were mixed reactions from various political quarters. While the UNP congratulated the Air Force for targeting Tamilselvan while the Norwegians were mournful saying that he was useful in their negotiations. S. B. Dissanayake told the media that the death of Tamilselvan is no great loss. TNA MPs, known as the proxies of the Tigers, warned that there could be retaliation from the Tigers.

Tamilselvan was a key figure in the Tiger outfit. He began his career in the Tiger camps as a fighter and he earned his spurs by being a skilled killer who could target his victims accurately. V. Anandsangareee, the leader of Tamil United Liberation Front told the media that Tamilselvan dug his own grave. Anandasnagaree, the UN award winning peace activist, also added that Prabhkaran is a “lunatic”.

- Asian Tribune –

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