Assassinated TNA parliamentarian Raviraj remembered in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Monday, 15 November 2010, 05:15 GMT]
Hundreds of people participated in the fourth anniversary memorial event of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj held Sunday around 3:30 p.m in Va’ra’ni in Thenmaraadchi. Professor Kathasamy, Dean of the Science Faculty in Jaffna University and a close friend of Raviraj, delivered the memorial speech while former TNA parliamentarians, Selvarajah Gajendran and Ms. Pathmini Sithamparanathan offered flowers and paid tribute to Raviraj, sources in Thenmaraadchi said. Raviraj had been conferred with the title Maamanithar (Great Human being) by Velupillai Pirapaharan, the leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
The event was held in Maaseari Village Development Centre in Va’ra’ni presided by its president Mr. Arumugam.
Dr. Thirulogamoorthy and retired principal Ms. Thavamanithevi delivered memorial speeches.
Late Nadaraja Raviraj, Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, was shot and killed in Naharenpitya on November 10, 2006 when he was traveling in his vehicle.