Journalists Killed in 2006 - Motive Unconfirmed: Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2006 - Motive Unconfirmed: Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, January 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64962119.html [accessed 28 July 2015]|
August 20, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Sivamaharajah, a Tamil newspaper editor and former member of parliament, was killed outside his home on the besieged Jaffna Peninsula, international and local media reported. Sivamaharajah, managing director of the Tamil-language Namathu Eelanadu, was shot dead in Vellippalai. The motive was unclear.
Sivamaharajah, 68, was a former MP of the Tamil United Liberation Front, and a member of the Tamil National Alliance, a pro-separatist party thought to be the political wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels. Namathu Eelanadu was considered sympathetic to the Tamil nationalist cause.