Aiyathurai Nadesan

Aiyathurai Nadesan, a prominent and veteran minority Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist was shot dead on May 31, 2004 on his way to work in eastern Sri Lankan town of Batticaloa by gunmen belonging to an armed paramilitary group widely believed to be so called Karuna.

Mr. Aiyathurai Nadesan, leading Tamil senior journalist in Sri Lanka was shot dead by unidentified gunmen Monday morning around eight a.m. when he was going to work in a motorbike. The assailants came in a motorbike in front and fired at him. Mr.Nadesan has been reporting to Tamil daily, Virakesari, TTN TV from France, IBC Radio From Uk, MTV Colombo Srilanka, and some electronic media, and Mr. Nadesan is the Vice President for the East Lanka Journalist Association and also the former Vice President for Sri Lanka Thamil Media Alliance. Mr. Nadesan was very critical of the Sri Lanka Army and paramilitary groups in his widely read political column in the Sunday edition of the Virakesari. Mr.Nadesan won the Sahithya Academy award for his book “History of Ethnic Strife,”. He also won the best Tamil journalist award in 2000.

IN Video : Dharmeratnam Sivaram-Taraki-Interview

World renowned tamil journalist who wrote extensively on tamil affairs.He talks of the murder of his colleague Aiyathurai Nadesan a famous writer killed at the hands of the Sri Lankan government 31/5/2004. Sivaram was also later assasinated by the unidentified gunmen on the 28/4/2005 in a HIGH SECURITY ZONE within a km of the parliment in Colombo,Sri Lanka.He was a champion of human rights and spoke fearlessly for the tamil freedom struggle from teh oppressive clutches of consecutive sinhala governments.

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