[TamilNet, Monday, 21 August 2006, 03:48 GMT]
Managing Director of Jaffna Tamil daily "Namathu Eelanadu" and the veteran chairman of Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society (MPCS) in Tellippalai, Jaffna, Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, 68, was shot and killed at his temporary residence inside the High Security Zone of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Tellippalai Sunday night around 7:20 p.m. Mr. Sivamaharajah is a former parliamentarian (TULF) and a senior member of Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), the main constituent party of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
The veteran Tamil activist Sivamaharajah also championed the cause of resettling the Internally Displaced People from High Security Zone areas, was assassinated at his temporary residence, 300 meters inside the HSZ, Sunday.
Sivamaharajah is from Kollankaladdy, Tellippalai.
He has also served as the Presdient of the Consortium of Valikamam North Public Organizations.
Tellippalai is located 14 km northeast of Jaffna town.