Senior journalist passes away in Vanni

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 02:05 GMT]
A senior journalist in Vanni, Vallipuram Aruljothinathan, 56, of Kanagapuram, Kilinochchi, passed away at Kilinochchi General Hospital around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. Mr Aruljothinathan started his career in 1993 at ‘Eelanatham,’ a Tamil newspaper published in Vanni, from the day of the inception of its weekly edition.

Vallipuram Aruljothinathan
Mr. Aruljothinathan is father of five children. Besides journalism, he has also been a social activist.

He was afflicted with cancer and was admitted to the Kilinochchi hospital on 13 December 2006.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam conferred him ‘patriot’ title in honor of his journalistic services.


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