People of Jaffna pay last respects to Raviraj

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 10:20 GMT]
People of Jaffna peninsula, in their thousands, paid their last respects to the remains of Ravirarj, the slain Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for Jaffna district, whose body was flown from Colombo to Palaly air base in Jaffna Tuesday around 11:00 a.m and later kept at Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC) at Nallur. Special Commissioner JMC S. Sarvanabavan took charge of Raviraj's remains around 11:30 a.m which was kept in the JMC precincts for people to pay their last respects.

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Jeyalath Jeyawardene, United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian and TNA parliamentarians Mavai Senathirajah, Selvam Adaikalanathan, Sivanesan, Gajendran, Ms. Pathmini Sithamparanathan accompanied the remains from Colombo.

Mr. Sarvanabavan and R. Ratnasingham, Secretary of JMC garlanded the body of Late Raviraj.

Thousands of mourners including students, government officers, representatives of several civil and Non-government organisations, local distinguished personalities and Hindu, Christian religious heads paid their last respects to the remains of Nadarajah Raviraj who was their former Deputy Mayor of Jaffna.

Later the body was taken to his home town Chavakacheri in Thenmaradchi and is kept at Chavakacheri Drieberg College for people to pay reverence to their lost leader.

Raviraj's remains will be taken to his home in Chavakacheri Wednesday morning and traditional funeral rites and cremation will be held in Chavakacheri, TNA sources said.
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