Pon.Sivakumaran's death anniversary marked in Jaffna

Wednesday June 05, 2019

A memorial was held in Urumpirai, Jaffna, today to mark the death anniversary of Pon.Sivakumaran.

 

Forty-five years ago on 05.06,1974, Sivakumaran took his own life by consuming cyanide, after Sri Lankan security forces tried to arrest him.

 

A victim of Sri Lanka's standardisation policies that curtailed many Tamil students' right to university education, Sivakumaran became involved in the Tamil armed resistance movement in 1970.

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