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Mother of LTTE leader passes away

Feb 19, 2011 11:17:49 PM- transcurrents.com

The mother of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran died at a hospital in northern Sri Lanka Sunday, AFP reported quoting a family friend:

Vallipuram Parvathi, who was believed to be in her early 80s, was being treated at the Valvedditturai hospital following a stroke last year, said a Tamil politician close to the family, who did not want to be identified.

Prabhakaran's parents were captured by the military in the final stages of fighting between troops and Tamil Tigers in May 2009. Government forces killed Prabhakaran on May 18 and declared an end to the island's drawn-out separatist war which had been led by the Tigers.

Prabhakaran's father, T. Velupillai, died in military custody last year, after which Parvathi was released. ~ courtesy: AFP ~

Related: Published - Jan 8, 2010: Prabhakaran, Veluppillai and the father-son relationship ~ by D.B.S. Jeyaraj