Tamil Politicians – Priests – Public Officials and Academics killed by the LTTE
Posted on November 3rd, 2013

Shenali 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 -ËœHERO-â„¢ there are some hard facts that Tamils should not forget. First reminder is – LTTE-â„¢s first killing spree started not by killing Sinhalese but by killing Tamils -” the popular Mayor of Jaffna, Alfred Duraiappah became Prabakaran-â„¢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 -Ëœtheir-â„¢ supposed -Ëœhomeland-â„¢ 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 -Ëœhero-â„¢ 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 -Ëœhomeland-â„¢ 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-â„¢s foreign policy would be determined by celluloid players of Tamil Nadu!



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

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
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‚  90 Tamils murdered by the LTTE ‚  ‚ 
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Catholic Priests ‚  ‚ 


Members of Civil Society ‚  ‚ 


Gramasevaka ‚  ‚ 


Teachers ‚  ‚ 


Public officials ‚  ‚ 


principals ‚  ‚ 


political organizer ‚  ‚ 


media ‚  ‚ 


lecturers ‚  ‚ 


Justice of Peace ‚  ‚ 


Judge ‚  ‚ 


Hindu Priests ‚  ‚ 


health official ‚  ‚ 


police ‚  ‚ 


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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






00/01/1900 1st Tamil killed by LTTE – a Tamil Mayor Mr. ALFRED DURAIAPPA‚  – MP and Mayor of JAFFNA. Shot dead – near Kovil


05/01/2000 ACTC – General Secretary Mr. KUMAR PONNAMBALAM -” General Secretary of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress(ACTC)/ leading lawyer. shot dead


25/01/1989 ACTC – Tamil Candidate Mr. N K SIVAGNANAM‚  – All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) Candidate. shot dead – Jaffna


08/03/1988 Communist Party – Secretary Mr. S VIJAYANATHAM‚  – Secretary of the Ceylon Communist Party in JAFFNA. shot dead – Jaffna


04/02/1999 EPDP Member Mr. NADARAJAH SIVARAJH -” The Vice Chairmen of Valikamam East Provincial Council and an EPDP member. shot dead – Jaffna


04/02/1999 EPDP Member Mr. BANDARI KANDASAMI -” EPDP member of Valikamam East Provincial Council. shot dead – Jaffna


31/05/1999 EPDP Member Mr. THIYAGARAJAH RAJKUMAR -” EPDP/Member and Vice Chairman of Provincial Council, Nallur. shot dead – Jaffna


12/10/1999 EPDP Member Mr. THAMBIRASA VINAYAGAMOORTHI @ VASIKARAN -” EPDP Co-ordination Officer. shot dead – Ampara


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


02/03/2000 EPDP Member Mr. ANTON SIVALINGAM – EPDP/Member of‚  Municipal Council, Jaffna. shot dead


18/04/2003 EPDP Member Mr. MARIYAMUTTU RAJALINGAM @ JEGADEESAN‚  the Chairman of the Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabha. (member of EPDP). shot dead – Ampara


03/05/2003 EPDP Member Mr. DHARMARAJAH JEYARASA‚  – EPDP, Former Chairman of the Nelliady Pradeshiya Sabha. shot dead – Jaffna


16/06/2003 EPDP Member PONNIAH RAMACHANRAN @ PRATHAB,‚  Candidate Contesting the Local Govt. Election for the BATTICALOA Urban Council . Shot dead – Batticoloa


21/07/2004 EPDP Member Mr.RAVINDRAN VELAUDAN @ KAMALAN- the Chairman of the Alayadivembo Pradeshiya Sabha. (Member of EPDP). Shot dead – Batticoloa


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


10/09/2004 EPDP Member Mr. ATHMALINGAM RAMANI @ PANDIYAN, the Deputy Orgniser of the EPDP for TRINCOMALEE. shot dead – Trincomalee


11/09/2004 EPDP Member Mr. MAYAN CHANDRA MOHAN @ ARULDAS – An‚  EPDP member, (Ex-member of KYTS ATCHUVELI Pradeshiya Sabha). shot dead – Jaffna


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


13/05/2008 EPDP Member Miss MAHESHVARI VELAUTHAM – MP DOUGALS DEVANANDA’s‚  Adviser. shot dead – Jaffna


19/06/1990 EPFL Member Mr. PERIYATHAMBY KIRUBAKARAN -” Finance Minister of North East Provincial Council . Shot dead – India


19/06/1990 EPRLF – LEADER Mr. KANDASAMY PATHMANABHA – EPRLF leader. Shot dead – India


28/04/2005 EPRLF – Member Mr MURUGESU WARDARAJA, EPRLF, A member of‚  PORATHIVU Pradeshiya Sabha ( Former EPRLF deputy leader in BATTICALOA.) Shot dead – Batticoloa


28/01/1990 EPRLF – Tamil MP Mr. P GANESHALINGAM -” EPRLF, Ex Provincial Council Member. Shot dead – Trincomalee‚ 


07/05/1990 EPRLF – Tamil MP Mr. SAM THAMBIMUTTU -” EPRLF MP for BATTIALOA. Shot dead – Trincomalee


19/06/1990 EPRLF – Tamil MP Mr. V K YOGASANGARI -” EPRLF, MP for JAFFNA District. Shot dead – India


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


12/08/2005 Minister of Foreign Affairs – a Tamil Hon LAKSHMAN KADIRAGAMAR -Minister of Foreign Affairs. Shot dead at home


06/04/2008 Minister of Highways and Road Development Hon. Minster JEYARAJ FERNANDOPULLE‚  – Minister of Highways & Road Development and Chief Government Whip. Suicide Attack.


10/09/2000 People’s Alliance – Candidate Mr. R. J. PERIMANAYAGAM -” PA Candidate for Batticaloa -” General Election 2000. shot dead – Ampara


02/09/1999 PLOTE – Deputy Leader Mr. K MANICKADASAN -” Deputy leader of PLOTE. shot dead – Vavuniya


14/06/2003 PLOTE – Deputy Leader Mr. SUBADDIRAN @ ROBERT, Deputy Leader of PLOTE. shot dead – Jaffna


31/12/1994 PLOTE – Leader Mr. ARUMUGAM CHELLIAH @ KARAVAI KANDASAMI -” Vice President of DPLF/ Leader of PLOTE . Shot dead – Colombo


10/12/1999 PLOTE – Leader Marias Anton aka David Shot dead‚ 


13/01/2000 PLOTE – Member Mr. VADIVELU WIJAYARATHNAM -” UC Chairman, Point Pedro. shot dead – Jaffna


15/07/1998 PLOTE – MP Mr. SARAVANABAWANANDAN‚  SHANMUGANATHAN @ VASANTHAN -” PLOTE, MP for Vavuniya District. Claymore mine attack – Vavuniya


05/05/1999 PLOTE – MP Mr. VEERAHATHAHY GUNARATHNAM -‚  PLOTE Provincial Council member for Pachchilaipalli. shot dead – Vavuniya


13/05/1999 PLOTE – MP Mr. KAILASAPATHI -” PLOTE, Pradesiya Saba member of Valikamam East. shot dead – Jaffna


16/07/1989 PLOTE Leader Mr. Uma Maheswaran – Chairman of the LTTE who created PLOTE Shot dead – India


16/07/1999 PLOTE Leader Mr. BASKARALINGAM -” PLOTE leader in Vavuniya. shot dead – Vavuniya


11/06/1995 Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Mr. PATHMANANDAN – Chairman of Thirukkovil Pradesiya Sabha. shot dead – Ampara


29/05/1999 Razik Group Leader Mr.MOORTHILINGAM GANESHAMOORTHI- RAZIK Group Leader. Suicide Attack – Batticoloa


03/10/1997 SLFP Jaffna Office President Mr. S P THARMALINGAM -” President of‚ ‚  SLFP Jaffna office. shot dead – Jaffna


28/04/1995 SLFP Organizer – Tamil Mr. K. VINODAN- Former SLFP Organiser, JAFFNA Shot dead – Colombo


03/09/1994 TELO – Deputy Leader Mr. T JAYARAJAN‚ ‚  -Deputy leader of TELO/ Chairman of the Provincial Council in Batticaloa. Shot dead – Batticoloa


25/05/2005 TELO – Member Mr. PERIYAPUDI SOORIYAMOORTHI , Former Mayor of TRINCOMALEE ( A TELO member) shot dead – Trincomalee


07/06/2000 TELO – MP Mr. KANAPATHIPILLAI NAVARATHNA RAJAH @ ROBERT – TELO, member of Pradesiya Saba, Arapathi, Batticaloa. shot dead


15/07/1994 TELO – Pradeshiya Member Mr. VELEPODI ALAGIAH – TELO, Pradesiya Saba member. Shot dead – Batticoloa


06/06/1986 TELO Leader Mr. S. Sabaratnam – TELO Leader Shot dead by LTTE’s Kittu


01/06/2003 TELO Member‚  Mr. KALIRAJAH RAMANAN Former member of the Batticaloa Minicipal Council and Former TELO member. Shot dead – Batticoloa


26/10/1995 TELO Member / Deputy Mayor Mr. ANTHONY THOMAS – Deputy Mayor. (TELO member) Shot dead – Batticoloa


02/06/2008 TMVP Member Mr. PUSHPANADAN AIYATHURE – Vice Chairman of KALUTHAVALI Pradeshiya Sabha. Shot dead – Batticoloa


30/03/2004 TNA – Candidate Mr.RAJAN SATHYAMOORTHY, a TNA candidate for Batticaloa District. Shot dead – Batticoloa


19/10/2004 TNA – Tamil MP Mr. KINGSLY RAJANAYAGAM , a former TNA MP for Batticaloa. Shot dead – Batticoloa



TNA – Tamil MP Mr. Joseph Pararajasingham – TNA MP Batticoloa Shot dead – Batticoloa



TNA – Tamil MP Mr. Nataraj Raviraj Shot dead – Colombo



TNA – Tamil MP Mr. Kingsley Rasanayagam – TNA MP Batticoloa Shot dead – Batticoloa


08/03/1989 TULF – Chief Organizer Mr. SINNATHAMBI SABANANDAN -” Chief organiser of TULF. shot dead – Jaffna


13/07/1989 TULF – Chief Organizer Mr. SINNATHAMBI SAMBANDANMOORTHI‚  -” Chairman of District Development Council /Chief organizer of the TULF in Eravur. Shot dead – Batticoloa


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


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


15/07/1990 TULF – MP Mr. K KANAGARATNAM – MP for POTTUVIL Shot dead – Pottuvil


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


01/09/1985 TULF – Tamil MP Mr. K THURAIRATHINAM – TULF MP for POINT PEDRO. shot dead – Jaffna


03/09/1985 TULF – Tamil MP Mr. K RAJALINGAM -” TULF, MP for UDUPPIDDI. shot dead – Jaffna


03/09/1985 TULF – Tamil MP Mr. V. DHARMALINGAM‚  -‚  TULF MP‚  for MANIPAI Father of Mr. D. SIDDHARTHAN‚  (PLOTE leader) shot dead – Jaffna


03/09/1985 TULF – Tamil MP Mr. K ALALASUNDARAM‚  – TULF, MP for KOPAY. shot dead – Jaffna


13/07/1989 TULF – Tamil MP Mr. V. YOGESHWARAN -” TULF,‚  MP for JAFFNA. Shot dead – Colombo


05/07/1997 TULF – Tamil MP Mr. ARUNACHALAM THANGATHURAI -” TULF MP for Trincomalee. Shot dead – Trincomalee infront of hundreds of school children


29/07/1999 TULF – Tamil MP Dr. NEELAN THIRUCHELVAM -” TULF MP (National list)/Constitutional Lawyer. Suicide Attack.


07/11/2000 TULF – Tamil MP Mr. ASHLEY NIMALANAYAGAM‚  SAUNDRANAYAGAM- TULF MP for Batticaloa. Shot dead – Batticoloa


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


20/03/1988 TULF – Tamil Organizer Mr. VELUMURUGU -” TULF organizer. Shot dead – Batticoloa


01/01/2008 UNF – Minister Mr. T. MAHESWARAN – A former Minister of UNF government shot dead – at Colombo kovil


17/11/2001 UNP – Candidate Mr.SINNATHAMBY RAJKUMAR -” UNP Candidate for Batticaloa district -” General election 2001. Shot dead – Batticoloa


06/10/2008 UNP – Organizer Dr. RAJA JOHNPULLE -‚  Organizer of ANURADHAPURA District and wife Suicide Attack – Anuradhapura


11/10/2008 UNP – Tamal Organizer Mr. T.M TAVACHELVAM- UNP organizer, Vavuniya shot dead – Vavuniya


24/05/1981 UNP – Tamil Candidate Dr. THIYAGARAJAH -” UNP Candidate for‚ ‚  District Development Council (DDC) elections -” 1981 / MP for Vaddukodai Shot dead – Batticoloa


29/04/1983 UNP – Tamil Candidate Mr. K. V. RATHNASINGHAM -” UNP Candidate for UC elections -” POINT PEDRO. shot dead – Jaffna


04/06/1983 UNP – Tamil Candidate Mr. SINNATHAMBI THILAGAR -“UNP, Candidate for Local Govt elections – 1983. shot dead – Jaffna


01/03/2004 UNP – Tamil Candidate Mr. SINNATHAMBI SUNDARAMPILLAI, UNP candidate for the Batticaloa District at the General Electen 2004. Shot dead – Batticoloa


01/09/1983 UNP – Tamil Municipal member Mr. MALA‚  RAMACHANDRAN -” UNP Member of Municipal Council. Shot dead – Batticoloa


02/10/1980 UNP – Tamil Organizer Mr. SUBRAMANIAM‚  – UNP Organiser for KILINOCHCHI. Shot dead – Kilinochchi


15/11/1982 UNP – Tamil Organizer Mr. VALLIPURAM THAMBIPILLAI -” UNP organiser for PUNNALAIKADDUVAN. shot dead – Jaffna


19/01/1983 UNP – Tamil Organizer Mr. K.T. PULLENDRAN – Ex-MP/UNP organiser for VAVUNIYA. shot dead – Vavuniya


12/08/1983 UNP – Tamil Organizer Mr. AG RAJASOORIYAR -” UNP Chief Organiser for JAFFNA. shot dead – Jaffna


30/04/1983 Urban Council Candidate Mr. S. S. MUTTIAH – 1st Candidate for UC elections, CHAVAKACHCHERI. (retd PWD) shot dead – Jaffna


21 Responses to “Tamil Politicians – Priests – Public Officials and Academics killed by the LTTE”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:


  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Some on the list are LTTE SUPPORTERS.

    They were NOT killed by the LTTE. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    e.g. The first 3 in the 1st list were part time LTTE officials.

    Ponnambalam was NOT killed by the LTTE. TNA members killed were also NOT by the LTTE. Very good job by whoever did those. Kudos!

  3. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    What is blaring is that the Tamil National Alliance knows every bit of evidence stated in this article and yet wants to make LITE cadres Heroes and not Villains. It is obvious by that they also will not give up the cause of their “heroes” or the creation of Eelam…no matter how many times this is brought up to them. The Tamil National Organization are not made up of deaf, dumb and blind people but fanatics who justify every murderous deed, every act of genocide if it gets them their Eelam.

    If that is the case it would be insane to continue the same path of convincing the convinced of facts they already know and instead recognize that the Tamil National Alliance is nothing but the new face of LITE and like LITE should be systematically taken out. The world especially Tamil Nadu to India will scream and holler but if they scream and holler in support of the new face of LITE THEY ARE WRONG and by being wrong have forfeited their moral high ground to criticize a purge. THE TAMIL NATIONAL ALLIANCE AND ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM SHOULD BE PURGED.

  4. Chancy Says:

    I believe only a mass demonstration in Colombo by Sri Lankans against the false allegations by the pro LTTE Diaspora may be the only way the Commonwealth leaders will get to know how most of us feel. It is absolutely frustrating to see the TNA and other pro LTTE groups spreading false allegations at fever pitch in the wake of the Commonwealth Summit.

  5. Outspoken Sri Lankan Says:

    Those who are frustrated with the misinformation in Sri Lanka should see the damage misinformation is doing overseas. Those who are in Western countries enjoying the fruits of their lies to get out of the country for economic reasons have learned to lie and no one can be trusted. We are supposed to be in a reconciliation mode but the Government is bending over backwards while they are getting more and more arrogant that not only Sri Lanka owes it to them. Give it a few more years, there will be battles for Elam in Canada, UK and hopefully the USA will see the light before then as Australia has. The best thing to do is to check the passports of all the asylum seekers when they return to Sri Lanka without any danger and then try to re-enter their foreign destinations where they got immigration with lies. Australia is checking and turning away those who complained of Genocide to enter Australia and are returning safely. At the point of re-entry all the western countries should open their eyes and check how they got immigration on the grounds of Genocide and are returning to visit and even getting dual citizenship in the country that they ran away from. What about the purchase of valuable property? How did some of them who are illiterate earn so much to buy luxury properties. Someone needs to check and our External Affairs Ministry should be very active in working with other countries to check on these folks who lied and put down Sri Lanka causing havoc just to gain their ends. Deceit is a way of life.

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    Thank you, Shenali, for exposing the facts.

    Killing of Tamil politicians and others in the North was the start of the explosion of Tamil Caste/Class Wars. When GoSL sent in the armed forces to quell the problems in the North, the GoSL (any GoSL) is the “common of the Tamil people”, said the Tamil leaders ! An imaginary ‘enemy’ is NECESSARY to forge Tamil unity, cutting through the Caste/Class barriers of thousands of years.
    Pity poor others of Lanka, the common victims of Tamil leaders false accusations & aspirations. Reminds one of Hitler’s Third Reich – for similar reasons, Hitler made the Jewish people ‘the enemy’ of the German people, later extending to other countries. In some people, the human mind is very strange. A runaway mind is a dangerous thing. The Buddha said that the unguarded mind is like an ill thatched home – it does not serve survival and the purpose of the Life.

    Take the term Tamil Genocide. This term started after the 1983 Riots. Without the trumped up Riots, the term Tamil Genocide could not be thrown out. About 300 Tamils were killed in these Riots, all poor Hindus, and a few Sinhela/Buddhists. We are told that it was a Tamil-Tamil matter. The Riots have had far reaching effects.

    These Riots were the start of EXODUS of Tamils to the west, and foreign interference in Sri Lanka internal affairs. It was the time of the Cold War and it suited India & other foreign countries to interfere in Sri Lanka internal matters. Without the 1983 Riots, the west could not accept so called Tamil Refugees. Sri Lanka, which had excellent relations with the west, lost that good position, and still trying to recover.

    CHOGM platform should be used to throw out the truth of matters. Add the fact of Tamil illegal migrants, (hundreds of thousands), to Sri Lanka from Tamil Nadu.

    Make booklets from all the important articles from Lankaweb and present them to the CHOGM Representatives. Also take CHOGM Reps to Tamil Nadu via FERRY (to show how close we are to the Tamil Homeland of Tamil Nadu), and show them the social realities and structures of Tamil Nadu.

    Tamils are being converted to other faiths. Why ? There are the perfectly sound Four Yogas, devoid of caste/class structures. So it must be for casting aside Caste, security, favors, money and to go abroad.

  7. SA Kumar Says:

    Hindus are being converted to other faiths.-small correction – fully agreed reason for caste/class structures !

    We are only 20 miles away from India !so We can cut our nose because we have cool .

    We have to live with it !

    live & let live !

    United Mother Lanka , no short cut ,unit in diversity !!!

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    Cut off Tamil Nadu till there is a return of Tamil people to Tamil Nadu, the Homeland of Tamil people.

  9. SA Kumar Says:

    cut off TN is similar to cut our nose !
    the Homeland of Tamil people- Agreed again
    We are Eelavar (in Sinhala Hela ) not Tamilar ! We speck Tamil & Muslim speck Tamil as OUR mother tang that is not our fault!

    Why this Kolaveer ?

    Have you watched last night C4 No fire zone ?

  10. Fran Diaz Says:

    SA Kumar/ Andy,

    This particular ‘nose’ you refer to has “social illness cancer”. Cut it off till a healthy nose is re-grown.
    Tamil folk have to chose which side of the Palk Sts they belong to, isn’t that so,
    Andy ?


    It was the same for Britain & France, till laws were formulated for co-existence and wars ceased. Both sides have to abide by the laws.

  11. SA Kumar Says:

    Tamil folk have to chose which side of the Palk Sts they belong to, isn’t that so,- Fully agreed for that you our Sinhala sakothrayas have to show us a way !!!!

  12. Nanda Says:

    I watch the C4 thing. A tamil woman whose clothes were removed by fellow LTTE rapist was given a towel to cover the genitals and helping her to walk very kindly.
    I don’t know whether it is the same woman they showed killed. All Tamils look the same to me !
    But I don’t approve killing , if the Sudda bugger saying is correct. But this Sudda bugger cannot trust, he went Jaffna for entertainment some years ago. LTTE provided young tamil girls to him.

  13. SA Kumar Says:


    towel to cover the genitals !

    which is make any common person to think (cloth gone down, it was cover it back by same Army person- which is real gentleman behaviour) validity of this “no fire zone ” ! Sudda bugger cannot trust !

    As Tamil I am very sad !

  14. Fran Diaz Says:


    Re Tamil folk have to chose which side of the Palk Sts they belong to : I am referring to the Tamil folk who were born in Sri Lanka, not the illegal migrants or the Tamil people already in Tamil Nadu. Those Tamils in Tamil Nadu can stay there, we do not want them here. All Illegal migrants should be deported. Those Tamils born in Lanka must decide whether they belong in Lanka or Tamil Nadu, once and for all. There is no need for Sinhela people to show the way. Andy, all human beings have a Heart to show the way. If Tamils practice the beautiful Hindu Raj Yoga meditation, they will get in touch with their own Hearts.

    Go to wopg. org for more information on the subject of the human Heart. Tell your Tamil friends about this website.

  15. SA Kumar Says:

    I am referring to the Tamil folk who were born in Sri Lanka- Yes I am also talking about this Sri Lankan Tamil only !
    There is no need for Sinhela people to show the way- No Agrred !!! You Sinhalese have to decide which way We Tamil side of the Palk Sts they belong to !!!
    If you real beleive We are in your side We do not have any problm at all !!!

    thanks to wopg. org – yes

  16. Nanda Says:

    Woman LTTE colonel was sitting on the ground at an isolate area, half naked , no army was around before they came running.
    Why ? Who made her 1/2 N ? herself , may be.
    But what is clear is army treated her in a very very friendly manner.

    If so , why this Kolaveer after 3 years ?

  17. SA Kumar Says:

    Woman (LTTE colonel?) was sitting on the ground at an isolate area, half naked Why ? Who made her 1/2 N ?
    very valied question ???

    no army was around before they came running.- what is clear is army treated her in a very very friendly manner- Fully agreed !
    but same woman found later dead with hanshot ??? how come?

    All surrend persons during last stage of war treated very very friendly manner but later found dead ?
    (eg: EROS Balakumar& his son,Batticalo commander Ramesh etc… )
    who behind these killing ??? defenitly not SL forces as a Tamil I stongly believe these friendly manner sinhala army not behind these uncivilised killing ? Indian or Karuna group or EPDP group ???

    No point to MR/GR/SF get their saram get wet during every UNHR meeting ? tell us the true!

    why this Kolaveer after 3 years ? C4 ‘No fire zone’

  18. Nanda Says:

    Why this Kolaveer for few LTTE murderer who were killed by whoever , who cares ? They were mass murderers anyway and deserve to die to pay off their karma ! It is a good thing.

    So many thousands of completely innocent people died, no one made a “killing filed” on that. No kolaveer for that !

    You tamils kolaveer for unnecessary foolish things. That is the main problem.

    Get over it and enjoy the work of your Thief Minister Bijjeshwaran. Keep voting him and be happy!
    Stop this kolaveer.

  19. SA Kumar Says:

    They were mass murderers anyway and deserve to die to pay off their karma !-not fully agreed if murders suddended to you why you raped them & killed them ? than is not that your karma ?

    Thief Minister Bijjeshwaran. ! one day he was our suprem court judge today you called him theief who got 100,000 favourable votes !

    Nanda ,We two difirent community who live together last 2500 year according to Maha vamsam also we both knowwe will live together another 2,500 year in our mother lanka !!!

    Why this kolaveri machan !!!

  20. Nanda Says:

    Me no Tamil. Me no kill no even ant. If a mass murderer surrendered and sumeone raped and kill that sumone is his karma, no doubt. But the mass murderer is not able to pay back karma so bad for him or her. So, in this case a good thing happened to Tamil woman and bad thing happened to Chingalam whoever raped and killed her. So, why this lolaveri ?.
    Good thing happened to Tamil woman bad thing happened to Chingalam and now there is peace machan. Enjoy the peace and stop this nonsense kolaveri !

    Remember “killing hurts the killer, not the killed”.

  21. SA Kumar Says:

    “killing hurts the killer, not the killed”.- good logic !

    my bit worry machan even dead body our solder want to raped her again ( in back ground voice in Sinhala ‘no fire zone’)
    how safe our Tamil girls are in NEP with our solders ? or Am I imagining too much ? I hope yes !

    Me no Tamil. Me no kill no even ant. ! great explanation . not jocking machan .

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