Razeek buried with military honours

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 May 1999, 19:31 GMT]
Former chief minister of the defunct North East provincial council, Annamalai Varatharajaperumal, paid his last respects today to the body of Razeek group leader, Mr.Ganeshmoorthy, who was killed in a bomb attack yesterday.

The Sri Lankan Army provided Mr. Varatharajaperumal with heavy security.

Mr. Varatharajaperumal was seen sobbing near the coffin that was covered in the Sri Lankan flag.

The burial, with full military honours led by Major General Koswatte, General Commanding Officer of the Batticaloa district, took place at Karaitheevu, Mr.Ganeshmoorthy's home, at about 12.30 p.m. this afternoon.

Before the burial a condolence meeting was held at the Hindu cemetery presided over by the National Organiser of the Eelam People's Revolutionary Party (EPRLF), Mr. R. Thurairatnam.

Representatives from the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) and the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) also spoke.


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