Tamil Politicians – Priests – Public Officials and Academics killed by the LTTE

Gun Shot

– by Shenali D Waduge –

However much the TNA or the new Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran attempts to turn a megalomaniac terrorist banned by 32 foreign nations as a Terrorist Organization, into a ‘HERO’ there are some hard facts that Tamils should not forget. First reminder is – LTTE’s first killing spree started not by killing Sinhalese but by killing Tamils – the popular Mayor of Jaffna, Alfred Duraiappah became Prabakaran’s first target followed by scores of Tamil police officers gunned down while on duty. There are many Tamils who bemoan that a Tamil cannot become the President of Sri Lanka. They however are reluctant to admit that Mr. Lakshman Kadiragamar well on his way to becoming the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka was gunned down at his own home by the LTTE. The lists of Tamil politicians, academics, priests and other learned public officials and civil society members gunned down by the LTTE especially in ‘their’ supposed ‘homeland’ terrain of Jaffna goes to show with what fright the Tamil people would have lived under LTTE rule, something they are still too proud to admit mesmerized by the notion that whatever LTTE crimes even killing their own people, the LTTE were afterall Tamils. We then would like to know whether the living Tamils have no sympathy for the Tamils slain by the LTTE over the years and why they do not seek justice for their deaths like the rest of the Sri Lankan citizenry. These men who had been gunned down were educated, people of standing, respected by all communities and future leaders – they held all the qualifications that stood in the way of LTTE dictatorship which is why LTTE eliminated them preferring to keep the handful of politicians within the TNA who were ever ready to tow the LTTE line.

For Tamil politicians of the class of TULF/ACTC and even those in the present day TNA they cannot shy from addressing the caste/class factor which they had to swallow while rebel movements of low caste youth began to dictate how Tamils were to live and function. That freedom came in May 2009 with the elimination of the LTTE yet again it is nothing that the caste/class Tamils would ever admit for in attempting to keep alive the link through the ‘hero’ worship of the LTTE, the new Tamil leaders are hoping to once again hide the psyche of what dictates Tamil rule over Tamils and this was perfectly displayed in the bizarre ceremonial inauguration afforded to the new Chief Minister and the attire that showcased the exact nature of the mentality that the caste/class continue to suffer. While absorbed in what would continue to be a master-slave mentality unbeknown to the majority Hindus their ‘homeland’ is being deviously converted at all levels by the very sources that were helping LTTE thrive and survive! The scenario tragically is being replicated in India and in particular Tamil Nadu.

Be that as it may – the contentious argument has always been that the LTTE has been and was formed to protect the interests of the Tamil. The deaths below which excludes the ORDINARY TAMILS killed by the LTTE is proof that LTTE is not a representative of the Tamils however much hero worship the TNA and Wigneswaran currently attempts to do. The continued link to LTTE despite its elimination goes to show that the rest of the links that kept LTTE alive is keeping the TNA and Wigneswaran puppets on strings as well. These are all lessons for the Tamil polity to decide exactly where they want their future to go – not now but in 20 to 30 years and beyond and it is no better a time than now for Tamils to wonder where the TNA or Wigneswaran or even the LTTE fronts of the Christian sponsored organizations of the Tamil Diaspora are taking the Tamil people of Sri Lanka. It is these same players that are pulling the strings of the celluloid politicos in Tamil Nadu where for an aspiring to be super power – we do not expect India to go on bended knees to the theatrics of just one state. We never thought that India’s foreign policy would be determined by celluloid players of Tamil Nadu!

ASSASSINATION OF TAMIL PRIESTS/GOVT OFFICERS/ SINCE 1978
1 20/04/2008 2 Tamil Catholic Priests killed by LTTE Rev Fr M.X .KARUNARATNAM- Chairman
of the NorthEast Secretariat on Human Rights(NESOHR) – known as ‘Father Kili’
among LTTE cadres.
Claymore mine attack – Kilinochchi
2 26/09/2007 Rev. Fr. NICHOLASPILLAI
PACKIYARANJITH- (Mannar District Coordinator of Jesuit Refugee Service)
Claymore mine attack – Mannar
3 21/09/2008 4 Tamil Hindu Priests killed by LTTE SIVAKUGARAJ KURUKKAL – Chief
Priest (Kurukkal) of KONESHWARAN Kovil
Shot dead – Trincomalee
4 07/02/2007 HINDU PRIEST SELLAIYA KURUKKAL
PARAMESHWARAM KURUKKAL (Santhveli
Pullayarkovil – VAKARAI)
Shot dead – Batticoloa
5 03/01/2006 PRIEST SELLATHAMBY VINAGARATHNAM (
Sathively Kanagranman Temple)
Shot dead – Batticoloa
6 14/09/2005 HINDU PRIEST SABANANDA SHARMA (Maradanamadam
Hindu Temple)
Shot dead – Jaffna
7 28/05/2005 6 Tamil police personnel killed by LTTE while on dutry – ‘Note: 3 of the
killings were well before 1983 July riots
Mr. SA THAYAGARAJA (Sub Inspector
– Batticaloa )
Shot dead – Batticoloa
8 23/09/1992 SP MR. THEOPHILUS – Shot dead – Colombo
9 01/07/1979 Tamil politicians have bemoaned that Tamils are not represented in the Police – They forget that the Tamils who served in the police were killed and others were too scared to join lest they too would be killed! IP Mr. GURUSAMAY – A witness of
the SANSONI Commission.
Shot dead – Jaffna
10 07/04/1978 IP Mr. BASTIANPILLAI Investigator
into terrorist activities.
Shot dead – Mannar
11 06/05/1978 IP, Mr. PATHMANADAN Investigator into terrorist activities. Shot dead – Jaffna
12 07/09/1978 IP Mr. KUMARU Shot dead – Jaffna
13 11/03/1986 1 Tamil Judge Mr. P.K KIRUBAKARAN – Judge,
Primary Court.
Shot dead
14 05/05/1984 1 Tamil Justice of Peace SINNATHAMMBY APPUKUTTY
AMBALAVANAR, JP
Shot dead – Oddusudan
15 12/07/2007 11 Tamil Principals (including 1 Tamil lady Principal) killed by LTTE Mr. MANIYAM KANAPATHIPPILLAI- Sivapirakasa Maha Vidyalaya. Shot dead – Jaffna
16 11/10/2005 Mr. NADARAJA SHIVAGADASAN ( Principal of J/Christian College KOPAY) Shot dead – Jaffna
17 11/10/2005 Mr. K. RAJADORAI ( Principal of
Central College – JAFFNA)
Shot dead – Jaffna
18 01/11/1995 Mrs. PASUPATHIPILLAI – Principal
of Manipay Hindu Vidyalaya.
Shot dead – Jaffna
19 31/01/1988 Mr. S.SITHTHAMPARANATHAN – School
Principal.
Shot dead – Jaffna
20 13/05/1988 Targeting of Tamil principals by LTTE was directly to send a message to the Principals who were not willing to allow Tamil children to be kidnapped and trained to become LTTE child soldiers. Many children were taken from schools and trained in combat Mr. MASALAMANI KANAGARANAM
(Principal of Arampathi. Maha Vidyalaya)
Shot dead – Jaffna
21 03/11/1987 Mr. E. DHARMALINGAM – Principal
of Puttur College.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
22 14/12/1987 Mr. K ELIYATHAMBI KANDASAMY – Principal of Palugamam Maha
Vidyalaya
Shot dead – Batticoloa
23 14/12/1987 Mr. K. E. KANDASAMY Principle of
PALUGAMAM Maha Vidyalaya.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
24 05/08/1986 Mr. SIVALINGAM – Principal,
Sittandy Ramakrishnan Mission School.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
25 26/06/1985 Mr. C.E ANANDARAJAH – Principal of
St’ Johns College.
Shot dead – Colombo
26 14/12/1987 3 Tamil teachers killed by LTTE Mr. VELAMPPODI GUNARATNAM –
Teaching PALUGAMAM Maha Vidyalaya.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
27 03/10/2005 Mr. PARAMESHVARAM ( A Teacher of
OLR school JAFFNA)
Hand Grenade attack – Jaffna
28 11/10/2006 Miss SHIVAGHANA SELWAM ( Teacher
of Saraswathi College- KINNLADY)
Shot dead – Batticoloa
29 27/05/1990 4 Tamil civil society members Mrs. THAMBIMUTTU – Social
worker/Wife of Mr. SAM THAMBIMUTTU, EPRLF MP for Batticaloa.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
30 27/10/1988 Mr. RAJA SHANKAR – President of
the Citizens Committee.
Shot dead – Jaffna
31 17/12/1987 Mr. K. SUGATHADASAN – Ex President
of AMBALANTHURAI Citizens Committee.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
32 22/08/1985 Mr. D K THAMBIPILLAI President of
Citizen Committee
Shot dead – Oddusudan
33 12/01/2007 21 Tamil Gramasevaka’s in public service Mr. VELLAYAN PREMACHANDRAN (Gramasevaka
– J-383 GS Division)
Shot dead – Thondamaru
34 20/09/2007 Mr. MUTHUKUMARAN PARAMASODI –
(Gramasewaka- Palaththadichenai)
Shot dead – Palaththadichenai
35 20/04/2008 Mr. KANAGARATHNAM ANADI –
Gramasewaka- Kalmunai
Shot dead – Batticoloa
36 16/10/2006 Mr MARKANDU MAHENDRAN (Gramasewaka
– J/95 ARIALAI
Shot dead – Jaffna
37 20/06/2005 Mr. MARIMUTTU PASKARAN (
Gramasevaka Kalmunai – 3)
Shot dead – Ampara
38 21/09/2005 Mr. A. JEEVARATHNAM (Gramasevaka –
Kinniady)
Hand Grenade attack – Batticoloa
39 19/10/2005 Mr. PERAIRA WEERASINGHAM (
Gramasevaka – KANKANKULAM)
Shot dead – Vavuniya
40 09/07/2004 These Tamil Gramasevaka’s were only doing their duty to the citizens of Sri Lanka and did not deserve to be killed by the LTTE. Mr KUNJITAHMBI SIVARAZA (
Gramasevaka Karadyanaru )
Shot dead – Batticoloa
41 20/11/1991 Mr. S WIJERATNAM – Gramasevaka,
Kokkadicholai.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
42 23/11/1991 Mr. K PODIWEERARTNAM Gramasevaka
-Pandariyawela.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
43 28/01/1990 Mr. KANDASAMY SADANANDAN JOTHI
(Gramasevaka of Nilaveli Division).
Shot dead – Trincomalee
44 09/09/1989 Mr. KRISHNAMOOTH – Gramasevaka Shot dead – Velvetithurai
45 09/09/1989 Mr. SHAMMUGHANATHAN – Gramasevaka Shot dead – Velvetithurai
46 12/10/1989 Mr. SIVENDRARAJA – Gramasevaka Shot dead – Batticoloa
47 09/04/1987 Mr. KANAPATHIPILLAI SUNDARALINGAM
– Gramasevaka
Shot dead – Kalavanchikudy
48 26/11/1987 Mr. P. SINNADURAI – AGA, Mr.
HANIFFA – Gramasevaka
Shot dead – Trincomalee
49 17/12/1987 Mr. P. SUNDARANAYAGAM –
Gramasevaka , Kokkadichoalai
Shot dead – Batticoloa
50 17/12/1987 Mr. P. UNDARANAYAGAM Gramasevaka
of Kokkadicholai.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
51 23/08/1986 Mr. S VISHVALINGAM – Gramasevaka Shot dead – Trincomalee
52 03/10/1985 Mr. VADIVEL PERIMBAM – Gramasevaka Shot dead – Valachchenai
53 25/05/1984 Mr. VATHTHIYAMPILLAI FRANCIS –
Gramasevaka of Madagal.
Shot dead – Sandilipai
54 07/01/2008 30 Tamil public officials killed
by LTTE
Mr.PARASURAMAN NANTHAKUMAR –
President of Batticaloa District Volunteer Teacher’s Union.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
55 07/01/2008 Mr.PARASURAMAN NANTHAKUMAR –
President of Batticaloa District Volunteer Teacher’s Union.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
56 05/01/2007 * Union Leaders Mr.V.GANESHALINGAM (Agrcaltural
officer)
Claymore mine attack – Vavuniya
57 05/01/2007 * Agriculture Officers Mr.V.MAHENDRAN (Agrcaltural
officer)
Claymore mine attack – Vavuniya
58 22/01/2007 * Education Officers Mr. DARAMAKULASINGHAM ( CTB Depot
Manager- VAVUNIYA)
Shot dead – Vavuniya
59 26/01/2007 * Engineers Mr. THANGARASA UDAYARASAN Shot dead – Trincomalee
60 24/04/2006 * Government Agents Mr. ARIYARATHNAM
LINKGESHWARAM (Education Office –
VALACHCHENAI)
Shot dead – Batticoloa
61 26/05/2006 * Supervisors / Managers,
Secretary’s
Mr. RATHNAM RATHNARAJAH (Provincial official Director Irrigation
Engineer – BATTICALOA)
Shot dead – Kalliyankadu
62 21/06/2006 Mr.SINNAMAM THARMARAJAH ( Manager
of URELU Cooperative Society)
Shot dead – Jaffna
63 04/08/2006 Includes K.T.Loganathan – Deputy General of the Secretariat Coordinating for Peace
Process killed by the LTTE during the infamous 2002 ceasefire agreement
Mr. PONNATURAI GANESHA MOORTHI- (
Bank Manager of People’s Bank- KANKASANTHRAI)
Shot dead – Jaffna
64 12/08/2006 Mr. K. LOGANADAN ( Deputy General
of Secretariat Coordinating for Peace Process)
Shot dead – Colombo
65 04/04/2005 Mr THYAGARAJA KAILANADAN (
Director of Vocational Training Centre attached to Ministry of Hindu Cultural
Affairs )
Shot dead – Batticoloa
66 10/04/2005 Mr SIVARATHNAM ARUNAMBALAM (
Development Registrar of Samurdhi)
Shot dead – Ampara
67 15/04/2005 Mr T. THAWARASA ( Divisional
Secretary)
Shot dead – Ampara
68 07/04/1989 Mr. RAMANATHAN – AGA, Jaffna. Shot dead – Jaffna
69 01/05/1989 Mr. V. M. PANCHALINGAM – GA, for
Jaffna.
Shot dead – Nallur
70 02/05/1989 Mr. PANCHALINGAM – Assistant
Manager of Marketing Depot – Kilinochchi
Shot dead – Kilinochchi
71 10/05/1989 Mr. MAHALINGAM – Asst manager of
marketing Depot – KLN
Shot dead – Jaffna
72 28/06/1989 Mr. K. PULENDRAN – AGA, Kopay Shot dead – Jaffna
73 03/08/1989 Mr. ARASARATNAM GANESHAPILLAI supervisor of the Irrigation
Department
Shot dead – Batticoloa
74 06/09/1989 Mr. P. RAVINDRAN – Station Master Shot dead – Kilinochchi
75 30/11/1989 Mr. K SUNDARALINGAM (Clerk of the
MPCS Union, Pandirippu)
Shot dead – Batticoloa
76 11/05/1988 NADARAJAH KUGADASAN – Co-operative
Manager
Shot dead – Batticoloa
77 15/09/1987 Mr. P. VIGNARAJAH – AGA,
Samanthurai.
Shot dead – Ampara
78 28/09/1987 Mr. ARUMUGAMPILLAI – Secretary UC,
Trincomalee
Shot dead – Trincomalee
79 08/10/1987 Mr. S. S. JEGANATHAN – AGA,
Batticaloa
Shot dead – Batticoloa
80 06/11/1987 Mr. V S PARAMAGURU Dept Engineer Shot dead – Trincomalee
81 14/12/1987 Mr. KANAPATHIPILLAI SUNDARALINGAM
– Member of Gramodaya Mandalaya
Shot dead – Batticoloa
82 24/02/1985 Mr. S GNANACHANDIRAM GA , Mullaitivu. Shot dead – Kilinochchi
83 18/09/1984 Mr. SAMYTHAMBI GOPALAPILLAI –
Special Service Officer of Thambiluvil.
Shot dead – Batticoloa
84 08/12/1984 Mr. U RAMAIAH supervisor of Cement
Corporation – KKS.
Shot dead – Jaffna
85 21/09/1989 2 Tamil University Lecturers Dr.
RAJINI THIRANAGAMA – University Lectuter married to a Sinhalese, Political
activist.
Shot dead – Jaffna
86 24/05/2004 Mr. KUMARAVELLU THAMBAIYA (
Lecturer of Eastern University)
Shot dead – Batticoloa
87 28/05/2008 5 Tamil media personnel killed by
LTTE
Mr. Paranirupasingham Devakumar –
Jaffna correspondent for the independent channel News 1st
Stabbed – Jaffna
88 12/08/2005 Mr. & Mrs Relangi Selvarajah – Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp Shot dead – Colombo
89 10/05/1989 Mr. MAHALINGAM – Reporter of the Island News Paper. Shot dead – Jaffna
90 18/02/1989 Mr. MYLVAGANAM editor of the Daily
“ELAMURUSU”
Shot dead – Jaffna
91 14/07/1989 1 Tamil Ayuredic physician Mr. KRISHNAPILLAI – Ayuvedic
Physician
Shot dead – Batticoloa
90 Tamils murdered by the
LTTE
2 Catholic Priests
6 Members of Civil Society
21 Gramasevaka
3 Teachers
30 Public officials
11 principals
1 political organizer
2 media
2 lecturers
1 Justice of Peace
1 Judge
3 Hindu Priests
1 health official
6 police
90

Assassination of Tamil Politicians by LTTE since 1975

All Ceylon Tamil Congress – 2

Communist Party – 1

EPDP members – 16

EPRLF – 7 including its leader

PLOTE – 8

TELO – 7 including its leader

TNA – 5

TULF – 16 including General Secretary Amirthalingam

UNP – 13

TMVP – 1

Foreign Minister – Lakshman Kadiragamar

Jeyraj Fernandopulle

ASSASSINATION OF TAMIL POLITICIANS SINCE 1975

SRL NO

DATE

POLITICAL PARTY

NAME OF TAMIL POLITICIAN KILLED BY LTTE

MODUS OPERANDI

1

00/01/1900

1st Tamil killed by LTTE – a Tamil
Mayor

Mr. ALFRED DURAIAPPA – MP and Mayor of JAFFNA.

Shot dead – near Kovil

2

05/01/2000

ACTC – General Secretary

Mr. KUMAR PONNAMBALAM – General
Secretary of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress(ACTC)/ leading lawyer.

shot dead

3

25/01/1989

ACTC – Tamil Candidate

Mr. N K SIVAGNANAM – All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC)
Candidate.

shot dead – Jaffna

4

08/03/1988

Communist Party – Secretary

Mr. S VIJAYANATHAM – Secretary of the Ceylon Communist Party
in JAFFNA.

shot dead – Jaffna

5

04/02/1999

EPDP Member

Mr. NADARAJAH SIVARAJH – The Vice
Chairmen of Valikamam East Provincial Council and an EPDP member.

shot dead – Jaffna

6

04/02/1999

EPDP Member

Mr. BANDARI KANDASAMI – EPDP
member of Valikamam East Provincial Council.

shot dead – Jaffna

7

31/05/1999

EPDP Member

Mr. THIYAGARAJAH RAJKUMAR –
EPDP/Member and Vice Chairman of Provincial Council, Nallur.

shot dead – Jaffna

8

12/10/1999

EPDP Member

Mr. THAMBIRASA VINAYAGAMOORTHI @
VASIKARAN – EPDP Co-ordination Officer.

shot dead – Ampara

9

02/11/1999

EPDP Member

Mr. NADARAJAH ATPUTHARAJAH – EPDP,
MP/Secretary of the Politbureau of the EPDP/Editor of “THINAMURUSU” (a Tamil
tabloid paper).

Shot dead – Colombo

10

02/03/2000

EPDP Member

Mr. ANTON SIVALINGAM – EPDP/Member
of Municipal Council, Jaffna.

shot dead

11

18/04/2003

EPDP Member

Mr. MARIYAMUTTU RAJALINGAM @
JEGADEESAN the Chairman of the
Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabha. (member of EPDP).

shot dead – Ampara

12

03/05/2003

EPDP Member

Mr. DHARMARAJAH JEYARASA – EPDP, Former Chairman of the Nelliady
Pradeshiya Sabha.

shot dead – Jaffna

13

16/06/2003

EPDP Member

PONNIAH RAMACHANRAN @
PRATHAB, Candidate Contesting the
Local Govt. Election for the BATTICALOA Urban Council .

Shot dead – Batticoloa

14

21/07/2004

EPDP Member

Mr.RAVINDRAN VELAUDAN @ KAMALAN-
the Chairman of the Alayadivembo Pradeshiya Sabha. (Member of EPDP).

Shot dead – Batticoloa

15

16/08/2004

EPDP Member

Mr. BALRAJ NADARAJAH AIYAR @
ILEIYAVAN, the EPDP Tamil media spokesman / an EPDP candidate for the Jaffna
District at the General Election 2004 and a Senior journalist.

Shot dead – Colombo

16

10/09/2004

EPDP Member

Mr. ATHMALINGAM RAMANI @ PANDIYAN,
the Deputy Orgniser of the EPDP for TRINCOMALEE.

shot dead – Trincomalee

17

11/09/2004

EPDP Member

Mr. MAYAN CHANDRA MOHAN @ ARULDAS
– An EPDP member, (Ex-member of KYTS
ATCHUVELI Pradeshiya Sabha).

shot dead – Jaffna

18

18/09/2004

EPDP Member

Mr. THAMBITHURAI SIVAKUMAR @
BAWAN, the EPDP leader of THILLADI, JFN. ( An EPDP candidate for the JAFFNA
District Parliamentary Election 2004).

shot dead – Puttalam

19

13/05/2008

EPDP Member

Miss MAHESHVARI VELAUTHAM – MP
DOUGALS DEVANANDA’s Adviser.

shot dead – Jaffna

20

19/06/1990

EPFL Member

Mr. PERIYATHAMBY KIRUBAKARAN –
Finance Minister of North East Provincial Council .

Shot dead – India

21

19/06/1990

EPRLF – LEADER

Mr. KANDASAMY PATHMANABHA – EPRLF
leader.

Shot dead – India

22

28/04/2005

EPRLF – Member

Mr MURUGESU WARDARAJA, EPRLF, A
member of PORATHIVU Pradeshiya Sabha (
Former EPRLF deputy leader in BATTICALOA.)

Shot dead – Batticoloa

23

28/01/1990

EPRLF – Tamil MP

Mr. P GANESHALINGAM – EPRLF, Ex
Provincial Council Member.

Shot dead – Trincomalee

24

07/05/1990

EPRLF – Tamil MP

Mr. SAM THAMBIMUTTU – EPRLF MP for
BATTIALOA.

Shot dead – Trincomalee

25

19/06/1990

EPRLF – Tamil MP

Mr. V K YOGASANGARI – EPRLF, MP
for JAFFNA District.

Shot dead – India

26

27/09/2004

EPRLF Member

Mr.VALLISUNDARAM , a former member
of the VALIKAMAM NORTH Pradeshiya Saba (from 1998-2002) and a member of the
EPRLF ( Vardaraja Perumal group).

shot dead – Jaffna

27

12/08/2005

Minister of Foreign Affairs – a
Tamil

Hon LAKSHMAN KADIRAGAMAR -Minister
of Foreign Affairs.

Shot dead at home

28

06/04/2008

Minister of Highways and Road
Development

Hon. Minster JEYARAJ
FERNANDOPULLE – Minister of Highways
& Road Development and Chief Government Whip.

Suicide Attack.

29

10/09/2000

People’s Alliance – Candidate

Mr. R. J. PERIMANAYAGAM – PA
Candidate for Batticaloa – General Election 2000.

shot dead – Ampara

30

02/09/1999

PLOTE – Deputy Leader

Mr. K MANICKADASAN – Deputy leader
of PLOTE.

shot dead – Vavuniya

31

14/06/2003

PLOTE – Deputy Leader

Mr. SUBADDIRAN @ ROBERT, Deputy
Leader of PLOTE.

shot dead – Jaffna

32

31/12/1994

PLOTE – Leader

Mr. ARUMUGAM CHELLIAH @ KARAVAI
KANDASAMI – Vice President of DPLF/ Leader of PLOTE .

Shot dead – Colombo

33

10/12/1999

PLOTE – Leader

Marias Anton aka David

Shot dead

34

13/01/2000

PLOTE – Member

Mr. VADIVELU WIJAYARATHNAM – UC
Chairman, Point Pedro.

shot dead – Jaffna

35

15/07/1998

PLOTE – MP

Mr. SARAVANABAWANANDAN SHANMUGANATHAN @ VASANTHAN – PLOTE, MP for
Vavuniya District.

Claymore mine attack – Vavuniya

36

05/05/1999

PLOTE – MP

Mr. VEERAHATHAHY GUNARATHNAM
– PLOTE Provincial Council member for
Pachchilaipalli.

shot dead – Vavuniya

37

13/05/1999

PLOTE – MP

Mr. KAILASAPATHI – PLOTE,
Pradesiya Saba member of Valikamam East.

shot dead – Jaffna

38

16/07/1989

PLOTE Leader

Mr. Uma Maheswaran – Chairman of
the LTTE who created PLOTE

Shot dead – India

39

16/07/1999

PLOTE Leader

Mr. BASKARALINGAM – PLOTE leader
in Vavuniya.

shot dead – Vavuniya

40

11/06/1995

Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman

Mr. PATHMANANDAN – Chairman of
Thirukkovil Pradesiya Sabha.

shot dead – Ampara

41

29/05/1999

Razik Group Leader

Mr.MOORTHILINGAM GANESHAMOORTHI-
RAZIK Group Leader.

Suicide Attack – Batticoloa

42

03/10/1997

SLFP Jaffna Office President

Mr. S P THARMALINGAM – President
of SLFP Jaffna office.

shot dead – Jaffna

43

28/04/1995

SLFP Organizer – Tamil

Mr. K. VINODAN- Former SLFP
Organiser, JAFFNA

Shot dead – Colombo

44

03/09/1994

TELO – Deputy Leader

Mr. T JAYARAJAN -Deputy leader of TELO/ Chairman of the
Provincial Council in Batticaloa.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

45

25/05/2005

TELO – Member

Mr. PERIYAPUDI SOORIYAMOORTHI ,
Former Mayor of TRINCOMALEE ( A TELO member)

shot dead – Trincomalee

46

07/06/2000

TELO – MP

Mr. KANAPATHIPILLAI NAVARATHNA
RAJAH @ ROBERT – TELO, member of Pradesiya Saba, Arapathi, Batticaloa.

shot dead

47

15/07/1994

TELO – Pradeshiya Member

Mr. VELEPODI ALAGIAH – TELO,
Pradesiya Saba member.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

48

06/06/1986

TELO Leader

Mr. S. Sabaratnam – TELO Leader

Shot dead by LTTE’s Kittu

49

01/06/2003

TELO Member

Mr. KALIRAJAH RAMANAN Former
member of the Batticaloa Minicipal Council and Former TELO member.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

50

26/10/1995

TELO Member / Deputy Mayor

Mr. ANTHONY THOMAS – Deputy Mayor.
(TELO member)

Shot dead – Batticoloa

51

02/06/2008

TMVP Member

Mr. PUSHPANADAN AIYATHURE – Vice
Chairman of KALUTHAVALI Pradeshiya Sabha.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

52

30/03/2004

TNA – Candidate

Mr.RAJAN SATHYAMOORTHY, a TNA
candidate for Batticaloa District.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

53

19/10/2004

TNA – Tamil MP

Mr. KINGSLY RAJANAYAGAM , a former
TNA MP for Batticaloa.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

54

25/12/2005

TNA – Tamil MP

Mr. Joseph Pararajasingham – TNA
MP Batticoloa

Shot dead – Batticoloa

55

08/08/2006

TNA – Tamil MP

Mr. Nataraj Raviraj

Shot dead – Colombo

56

20/10/2000

TNA – Tamil MP

Mr. Kingsley Rasanayagam – TNA MP
Batticoloa

Shot dead – Batticoloa

57

08/03/1989

TULF – Chief Organizer

Mr. SINNATHAMBI SABANANDAN – Chief
organiser of TULF.

shot dead – Jaffna

58

13/07/1989

TULF – Chief Organizer

Mr. SINNATHAMBI
SAMBANDANMOORTHI – Chairman of
District Development Council /Chief organizer of the TULF in Eravur.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

59

26/12/1998

TULF – District Secretary /
Chairman MGR Ramachandran Foundation

Mr. PONNADURAI MATHIMUGARAJAH
– District Secretary of the TULF,
Nallur/ The Chairman of the International M.G. Ramachandran organisation.

shot dead – Jaffna

60

13/07/1989

TULF – Gen. Secretary

Mr. A. AMIRTHALINGAM, MP,
Secretary General of the TULF/ a Former Opposition Leader.

Shot dead – at home in Colombo

61

15/07/1990

TULF – MP

Mr. K KANAGARATNAM – MP for
POTTUVIL

Shot dead – Pottuvil

62

16/05/1998

TULF – MP

Mrs. SAROJINI YOGESHWARAN – Mayor
of MC, Jaffna/ Wife of Mr. V. Yogeshwaran TULF MP for Jaffna who was killed
by the LTTE on 13/07/1989.

shot dead – Jaffna

63

01/09/1985

TULF – Tamil MP

Mr. K THURAIRATHINAM – TULF MP for
POINT PEDRO.

shot dead – Jaffna

64

03/09/1985

TULF – Tamil MP

Mr. K RAJALINGAM – TULF, MP for
UDUPPIDDI.

shot dead – Jaffna

65

03/09/1985

TULF – Tamil MP

Mr. V. DHARMALINGAM –
TULF MP for MANIPAI Father of
Mr. D. SIDDHARTHAN (PLOTE leader)

shot dead – Jaffna

66

03/09/1985

TULF – Tamil MP

Mr. K ALALASUNDARAM – TULF, MP for KOPAY.

shot dead – Jaffna

67

13/07/1989

TULF – Tamil MP

Mr. V. YOGESHWARAN – TULF, MP for JAFFNA.

Shot dead – Colombo

68

05/07/1997

TULF – Tamil MP

Mr. ARUNACHALAM THANGATHURAI –
TULF MP for Trincomalee.

Shot dead – Trincomalee infront of
hundreds of school children

69

29/07/1999

TULF – Tamil MP

Dr. NEELAN THIRUCHELVAM – TULF MP
(National list)/Constitutional Lawyer.

Suicide Attack.

70

07/11/2000

TULF – Tamil MP

Mr. ASHLEY NIMALANAYAGAM SAUNDRANAYAGAM- TULF MP for Batticaloa.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

71

11/09/1998

TULF – Tamil MP / Mayor

Mr. PONNADURAI SIVAPALAN – TULF/
Mayor of MC, JAFFNA- succeeded slain Mrs. Yogeshwaran

Time Bomb Attack – Nallur kovil,
Jaffna

72

20/03/1988

TULF – Tamil Organizer

Mr. VELUMURUGU – TULF organizer.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

73

01/01/2008

UNF – Minister

Mr. T. MAHESWARAN – A former
Minister of UNF government

shot dead – at Colombo kovil

74

17/11/2001

UNP – Candidate

Mr.SINNATHAMBY RAJKUMAR – UNP
Candidate for Batticaloa district – General election 2001.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

75

06/10/2008

UNP – Organizer

Dr. RAJA JOHNPULLE – Organizer of ANURADHAPURA District and wife

Suicide Attack – Anuradhapura

76

11/10/2008

UNP – Tamal Organizer

Mr. T.M TAVACHELVAM- UNP
organizer, Vavuniya

shot dead – Vavuniya

77

24/05/1981

UNP – Tamil Candidate

Dr. THIYAGARAJAH – UNP Candidate
for District Development Council
(DDC) elections – 1981 / MP for Vaddukodai

Shot dead – Batticoloa

78

29/04/1983

UNP – Tamil Candidate

Mr. K. V. RATHNASINGHAM – UNP
Candidate for UC elections – POINT PEDRO.

shot dead – Jaffna

79

04/06/1983

UNP – Tamil Candidate

Mr. SINNATHAMBI THILAGAR –UNP,
Candidate for Local Govt elections – 1983.

shot dead – Jaffna

80

01/03/2004

UNP – Tamil Candidate

Mr. SINNATHAMBI SUNDARAMPILLAI,
UNP candidate for the Batticaloa District at the General Electen 2004.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

81

01/09/1983

UNP – Tamil Municipal member

Mr. MALA RAMACHANDRAN – UNP Member of Municipal
Council.

Shot dead – Batticoloa

82

02/10/1980

UNP – Tamil Organizer

Mr. SUBRAMANIAM – UNP Organiser for KILINOCHCHI.

Shot dead – Kilinochchi

83

15/11/1982

UNP – Tamil Organizer

Mr. VALLIPURAM THAMBIPILLAI – UNP
organiser for PUNNALAIKADDUVAN.

shot dead – Jaffna

84

19/01/1983

UNP – Tamil Organizer

Mr. K.T. PULLENDRAN – Ex-MP/UNP
organiser for VAVUNIYA.

shot dead – Vavuniya

85

12/08/1983

UNP – Tamil Organizer

Mr. AG RAJASOORIYAR – UNP Chief
Organiser for JAFFNA.

shot dead – Jaffna

86

30/04/1983

Urban Council Candidate

Mr. S. S. MUTTIAH – 1st Candidate
for UC elections, CHAVAKACHCHERI. (retd PWD)

shot dead – Jaffna