Fifteenth year of Sivaram's assassination remembered in North-East amidst pandemic

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 21:45 GMT]
Tamil journalists and the people engaged in continuous protests in the North and East marked the 15th anniversary of Maamanithar Sivaram Dharmeratnam’s assassination remembering his contribution to the Tamil struggle. Journalist associations in Batticaloa, Vavuniyaa and Jaffna staged remembrance events with social distancing and limited participation due to pandemic mitigation measures. Sivaram, who wrote articles under the nom-de-plume Taraki was abducted and assassinated allegedly by the SL State’s Intelligence agency in Colombo. Taraki, well versed in geopolitical affairs, was a reputed military analyst and a columnist for Colombo-based Daily Mirror. He was a senior editor of TamilNet for almost eight years until his demise at the age of 46.

Journalists who have worked closely with Maamanithar Taraki have planned various initiatives throughout the year 2020.

Sivaram Remembrance, Batticaloa
Sivaram Remembrance, Batticaloa
Remembrance event in Batticaloa
Sivaram Remembrance, Jaffna
Sivaram Remembrance, Jaffna
Sivaram Remembrance, Jaffna
Remembrance event in Jaffna
Sivaram Remembrance, Vavuniyaa
Sivaram Remembrance, Vavuniyaa
Remembrance event in Vavuniyaa
Sivaram Remembrance, Vavuniyaa
A mother taking part in the continuous protest demanding justice for the kith and kin subjected to enforced disappearance at the hands of the occupying SL military is carrying a placard questioning lack of focus on demanding justice for the assassination of Sivaram


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