Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mahathaya’s wife and children surrender

The widow and three children of Mahathaya, a one-time deputy leader of the LTTE reached the government-held areas yesterday.

Mahathaya (real name was Gopalasmy Mahendrarajah) was imprisoned by the LTTE chief Prabhakaran and later executed as he was accused of having links to the Regional Analysis Wing (RAW) of India. This charge was never proved.

Mahattaya’s family told the security forces they had left the LTTE after her husband’s death. However the LTTE had been paying some money to them every month by way of compensation, they said.

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