August 20, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.
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