Nanthakumar’s remains cremated in Skanthapuram

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 01 July 2008, 08:50 GMT]
The remains of N.Nanthakumar, Divisional Secretary (Assistant Government Agent) of Thu'nukkaay division of Mullaiththeevu district killed Sunday afternoon in a Claymore attack carried out by the Deep Penetration Unit (DPU) of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) was cremated Monday afternoon in Skandapuram with tearful homage in the presence of thousands of civilians including hundreds of government officers and a number of people displaced from Thu'nukkaay AGA’s administrative area.

nanthakumar_funeral
Mrs.Nanthakumar carrying her three months old infant.


The remains of Nanthakumar was kept at the AGA office in Thu'nukkaay from 10:00 a.m. until noon for the public to pay their last respects. After thousands of civilians paid their homage, the casket containing the remains of Nanthakumar was transported in his car to Akkaraayan Government School, kept there from 1:00 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. for the public to pay their homage.

The casket containing the remains of Nanthakumar was then transported to his residence in Skanthapuram where last rites were conducted.

A large gathering of general public including hundreds of officers from the Government departments of Mullaiththeevu and Ki’linochchi districts visited the residence of late Mr.Nanthakumar to pay their last respects.

nanthakumar_funeral


A condolence meeting held at the residence of AGA was presided by Mr.Mahendiran, Administrative officer of Thu’nukkaay AGA office. Mrs.Shanthi Sriskandarajah, Assistant Director of Planning AGA’s Secretariat, Ganeshapillai, President of Ki’linochchi District cooperative society, Veerathevan, the Managing director of Bank of Tamil Eelam and a university colleague of Mr.Nanthakumar, P.Ganeshan, the Deputy Director of Education(English ) representing Ki’linochchi Zonal Education officer, N.Vethanayagan, the Government Agent (GA) of Ki’linochchi, Ketheeswaran from Kilinochchi District Planning Secretariat, K.V.Balakumaran, a senior member of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Parthipan, Mullaitheevu AGA spoke at the occasion eulogizing the achievements and services provided by Nanthakumar.

The remains of Mr.Nanthakumar was then taken in procession to Skanthapuram public cemetery for final homage and cremated. Mrs. Imelda Sugumar, Mullaitheevu GA and Parthipan, Mullaiththeevu AGA paid their last respects at the cemetery prior to the cremation.

nanthakumar_funeral
nanthakumar_funeral
The remains of the slain AGA Nanthakumar being transported in his Government vehicle to Skanthapuram cemetery for cremation.
nanthakumar_funeral
Funeral procession
nanthakumar_funeral
nanthakumar_funeral
nanthakumar_funeral
nanthakumar_funeral
nanthakumar_funeral
Funeral procession towards cremation site
nanthakumar_funeral
nanthakumar_funeral
Mrs. Imelda Sugumar, Mullaiththeevu GA and Parthipan, another administrative official together with the public attending the funeral.
nanthakumar_funeral
Final rites were conducted according to Saiva customs at the funeral.
nanthakumar_funeral
Nanthakumar's father–in-law lighting the pyre at the cemetery.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=26205