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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Thamilini released

Colombo, 27 June, (

Former LTTE women’s wing leader Siva Subramanium Sivahami alias Thamilini was released from the Poonthotam Rehabilitation Centre in Vavuniya, Rehabilitation Commissioner General Dharshana Hettiarchchi said.

He said that her mother and her sister together with the sister’s children met Thamilini and took her home from the Vavuniya rehabilitation camp.

“She was freed after she completed one year in rehabilitation,” Brigadier Dharshana Hettiarachi said.

Thamilini is one of the most senior former LTTE members to have been released into society after undergoing rehabilitation.

Subramaniam Shivathai, alias Thamilini, was arrested in May 2009 by a special police team, at the Vavuniya IDP camp while she was staying there with her mother and sister.

Thamilini joined the LTTE in 1991, after listening to a lecture by the LTTE, and received battle training in a camp in Nirveli. When Nesmia, the previous head of the LTTE Women’s Wing, was killed in a clash with the Army in Muhamalai, Thamilini had been appointed in her place.

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Subramaniam Shivathai, alias Thamilini,
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