LTTE confers Maamanithar award on Sivamaharaja

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 August 2006, 06:31 GMT]
Leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eeelam, V. Pirapaharan, Tuesday, posthumously conferred Mamanithar (Great human being) award, the highest national honour granted by the LTTE, to Sinnathamby Sivamaharaja. He was the Managing Director of Jaffna Tamil daily "Namathu Eelanadu" until his death on Sunday when he was shot and killed at his residence located inside the High Security Zone (HSZ) in Tellippallai.

Sinnathamby Sivamaharaja
Mr. Sinnathamby Sivamaharasa [Library Photo]
" He is a great patriot who deeply loved his people and his land. His ideals in life was to fight against military repression and to liberate the Tamil people so that they could live in freedom and with self respect," said the LTTE document that announced the Mamanithar award.

 

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