Former EROS parliamentarian passes away in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Friday, 19 December 2008, 00:03 GMT]
Sivapragasam Ratnarajah, former Member of Parliament for Trincomalee district, passed away after brief illness last Thursday. His funeral was held Sunday in Trincomalee Hindu Cemetery with traditional Saiva rites.
Eelam Revolutionalry Organization of Students (EROS), a Tamil militant group, contested the 1989 general election held in the north and east provinces soon after the signing of Indo–Sri Lanka Peace Accord and won eleven parliamentary seats. Mr.Ratnarajah was elected in that group.
He was the parliament group leader of the EROS group in parliament during that period.
Ratnarajah was born on 25th of March 1952 in Trincomalee.
He joined the EROS in the late 70s, and was appointed as the leader of Student Wing later.