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Large crowds attend Nadesan's funeral

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 June 2004, 14:39 GMT]
Remains of the slain Tamil journalist, Mr.Aiyathurai Nadesan, were cremated Thursday afternoon at Alankattai cemetery in Vadamarachchi division in the Jaffna district. Two sons of Mr.Nadesan lit the fire to the pyre. Large number of people, students, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians, politicians, leading members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and media personnel from all parts of the country attended the funeral, sources in Jaffna said.

Nadesan's Funeral-June3
Unknown assailants gunned down Mr.Nadesan Monday morning in Batticaloa when he was going to work in his motorbike, sources said.

The normal life of Nelliyady, Mr. Nadesan's hometown, Thursday came to a standstill. Shops were closed. The hearse was taken to the Nelliyady Madhya Maha Vidiyalayam Thursday morning from his residence where funeral orations were delivered by TNA parliamentarians Messrs M.K.Sivajilingam, C.Gajendran, Suresh Premachchandran, Jaffna district LTTE political head Mr.C.Ilamparithi, LTTE Judiciary head Mr.Para and Mr.Sunanda Deshapriya of the Free Media Movement, sources said

Thereafter the hearse was taken to Alankattai cemetery where the cremation took place, the sources said.



Nadesan's Funeral-June3
Nadesan's Funeral
Nadesan's Funeral-June3
Nadesan Funeral -June 3



Nadesan's Funeral-June3
Nadesan's Funeral
Nadesan's son paying last respects to his father



Nadesan's funeral
Nadesan's funeral





Nadesan's Funeral
Nadesan's Funeral

 

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