Names of Sea tigers killed in merchant vessel announced

[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 March 2003, 01:18 GMT]
The names of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) sea tigers killed in international waters 220 miles from Trincomalee shores when the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) fired on their merchant vessel on March 10 were announced by the LTTE Wednesday, sources in Vanni said.

The names of the martyred sea tigers with their nom de guerre followed by names at birth are:
  • Captain Silamparasan (Ranjan): Velauthampillai Jeyaranjan from College Road, Aaliawallai, Vadamaradchy east, Jaffna.
  • Second in Command Sudarnan: Karunanantham Sarvananthan from Kallappadu, Mullaitivu
  • Chief Engineer Ambikaivanan: Thavarajah Pulendran from Moolai, Jaffna
  • Kadalodi Elilkannan: Arulseelan Druslass from Karanthan, Neerveli, Jaffna
  • Posan Navaneethan (Sinthu): Selvaratnam Jehan from Gananpandithar Road, Kokuvil West, Jaffna
  • Kadalodi Ilamparithi: Krishnan Jeyanthan from Alaveddy North, Jaffna
  • Chief officer Ilamporai: Velayutham Karan from No.33, Sivapragasam Road, Vannarpannai, Jaffna
  • Third Officer Megan: Ramachandran Ravichandran from Fifth lane, Pankuda, Trincomalee
  • Second Engineer Thanikaimaran (or Thanendran): Thuraisingam Kirupan from Kallaraivathai, Mareesankudal, Ilavalai, Jaffna
  • Third Engineer Amuthan: Selvaratnam Jeevaharan from Maravakuruchchi, Pooneryn
  • Cadet Thuyavan: Francis Chandra Sarvananthan from 39-2 Thiruvaiyaru, Kilinochchi


International ceasefire monitors Monday confirmed the ship was a merchant vessel and said there was no evidence it was carrying weapons as claimed by the SLN.


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