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*World Leaders

*National leaders.

*Tamil political leaders.

*Tamil Community leaders.

*Prominent Tamil political leaders assassinated by LTTE since the Ceasefire Agreement-(2002-2006).

World Leaders

  • Former Prime Minister of India, Sri Rajiv Gandhi

 

National leaders

  • Ranasinghe Premadasa (President of Sri Lanka) on 1 May 1993

  • Ranjan Wijeratna (Deputy Minister of Defence) 1992

  • Lalith Athulathmudali (former President of Oxford Union and Minister for Education) on 23 April 1994

  • Gamini Dissanayake (Presidential Candidate and former Senoir Minister) 7 September 1994

  • C V Goonaratna (Minister for Industries) on 7 June 2000

  • Alfred Duraiyappah (Former Mayor and MP for Faffna) on 27 July 1975

  • A Thiagarajh (MP for Vadukkoddai) on 24 April 1981

  • V Dharmalingam (MP for Manipay) on 2 September 1985

  • K Alalasundaram (MP for Kopay) 2 September 1985

  • A Amirthalingam (Leader of the Opposition and TULF) on 13 July 1989

  • V Yogeshwaran (MP for Jaffna) on 13 July 1989

  • T Ganeshalingam (Provincial Minister for North & East) on 28 January 1990

  • Sam Tambimuttu (MP for Batticoloa) and Mrs Tambimuttu on 7 May 1990

  • V Yogasangari (MP for Batticoloa) on 10 June 1990

  • A Thangathurai (MP for Trincomalee) on 2 July 1997

  • Mrs Sarojini Yogeshwaran (Mayoress of Jaffna) on 19 May 1998

  • S. Shanmuganathan (District MP for Vavunia) on 15 July 1998

  

 

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Tamil  political Leaders assassinated by LTTE (1975 – 2006)

 

 

 

Name

Designation

Date Assassinated

Joseph Pararajasingham

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, Batticaloa

25 December 2005 

Lakshman Kadirgamar

Foreign Affairs Minister

12 August 2005

Cheliyan Perimpanayakam

Peoples Alliance Candidate & Former Mayor, Batticoloa

10 September 2000

Marias Anton Aka David

Peoples's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) leader, Mannar

10 December 1999

Atputharajah Nadarajah, Alias Ramesh

Eelam Peoples's Democratic Party (EPDP) leader

02 November 1999

Nagalingam Manikkadasan

Military wing leader, PLOTE

02 September 1999

Neelan Thiruchelvam

MP and TULF leader

29 July 1999

Muthulingam Ganesh Kumar a.k.a Razeek

Leader, Razeek group, Batticaloa

29 May 1999

Ponnuyhurai Sivapalan

Jaffna Mayor, succeeded Yogeswaran

11 September 1998

S. Shanmuganadan

MP 

15 July 1998

Ms. Sarojini Yogeswaran

Jaffna Mayor

17 May 1998

Arunachalam Thangathurai

MP, Trincomalee

05 July 1997

Thomas Anton

Deputy Mayor, Batticaloa

26 October 1995

Karavai Kandamasamy

Deputy Chairman, Democratic Peoples's Liberation Front

31 December 1994

K Kanagaratnam

MP, Eastern Province

15 July 1990

K Padmanabha

General Secretary, Eelam Peoples Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF)

19 June 1990

V Yogasankari

MP, Jaffna

19 June 1990

P. Kirubakaran

Finance Minister, North East Provincial Council

19 June 1990

Sam Tambimuttu

MP, Batticaloa

07 May 1990

T. Ganeshalingam

Minister, North East Provincial Council

28 June 1990

A. Amirithalingam

General Secretary, TULF

13 July 1989

V. Yogeswaran

Former MP, Jaffna

13 July 1989

Sri Sabarathnam

TELO Leader

06 May 1986

K. Alalasunderam

MP, Kopay

03 September 1985

V. Dharmalingam

MP, Manipay

03 September 1985

A. Thiyagarajah

MP, Vaddukoddai

25 May 1981

Alfred Duraiyapah

Former Mayor, Jaffna

27 July 1975

 

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Prominent Tamil political leaders

 assassinated by LTTE since the Ceasefire

 Agreement

 

 

Date and Place of the Assassination

Name of the Political Leader

December 21, 2002 - Batticaloa

Poopalapillai Alaguthurai - Porathivu Pradeshiya Sabha member

April 18, 2003 - Batticaloa

Marimuththu Rajalingam - Chairman of the Aalaiyadivembu Pradheshiya Sabha

June 13, 2003 - Jaffna

Kandiah Subathiran - Former member of the dissolved Jaffna Municipal Council

March 01, 2004 - Batticaloa

S. Sunderampilli - UNF candidate for Batticaloa district

March 01, 2004 - Batticaloa

Ponniah Yogendran

March 30, 2004 - Batticaloa

Rajan Sathiyamoorthy - TNA candidate for Batticaloa district

July 21, 2004 - Batticaloa

Velayutham Raveendran - Amparai District, Organiser

July 31, 2004 - Colombo

Kandiah Yogarasa

August 10, 2004 - Trincomalee

Athmalingam Ramani - Deputy Organiser

August 11, 2004 - Batticaloa

Seniththamby Yogarajan

August 16, 2004 - Colombo

K Balanadarajah

September 11, 2004 - Jaffna

Maivan Chandramohan - Chairman of the Achchuweli Pradeshiya Sabha

September 18, 2004 - Colombo

Thambithurai Sivakumar

September 23, 2004 - Colombo

Somasundaram Varnakulasingham - Central Committee member

September 27, 2004 - Jaffna

Valli Sundaram

October 19, 2004 - Batticaloa

Kingsley Rajanayagam

August 12, 2005 - Colombo

Lakshman Kadiragamar - Foreign Affairs Minister

December 25, 2005 - Batticaloa

Joseph Pararajasingham - Member of Parliament

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Tamil community leaders

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