Former Jaffna sportsman passes away

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 June 2008, 11:51 GMT]
Popular NorthEast sportsman and Jaffna Schools Sport Association (JSSA) secretary during late 70's, Mr. T.K Vilvarajah passed away Sunday June 22 in Ottawa, Canada after a brief illness, sources in Toronto said. Mr Vilavarajah served as vice president of Jaffna Amateur Athletic Association during 1993-1996, and was known as the best starter for track events at national level.

T.K. Vilvarajah
T.K. Vilvarajah
Mr. Vilvarajah also was instrumental in developing and training sports officials in track and field in Jaffna district.

He was born at Changkaanai in Jaffna district and had his primary and higher education in Jaffna College. Later, he completed his teachers training college diploma and joined the teaching profession.

He taught at Parameswara College (present Jaffan campus) and Muthuthamby Mahavidiyalayam from 1972 till he retired in 1982.

He also excelled in soccer and later became a popular referee.

Mr Vilarajah’s brother Late Tharmarajah excelled in field hockey, and played for Srilankan national team.

Vilvarajah's body will be kept for viewing on Saturday 28.06.08 morning at the 855 Albion Road, Bernado Funeral Home, Toronto Canada, and the funeral will take place at 1567 Royal York Road Cemetery.

 

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