Prabha’s mother passes away

Monday, 21 February 2011 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Parvathi Velupillai, the mother of the slain leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Velupillai Prabhakaran, passed away on Sunday morning after a lengthy illness, local media reported.

Reportedly the Sri Lanka Army has confirmed that she passed away early morning in a Jaffna hospital.

Parvathi was brought to India from Malaysia for treatment in April last year but India denied her entry on the basis she was a threat to national security.

Later, with the intervention of the Tamil Nadu government she was offered conditional visa to admit into a hospital in Chennai. However, she deferred her visit to India and remained in Sri Lanka.

Her husband, a retired public servant, passed away in January 2010. Her youngest son Prabhakaran was killed by state security forces on 18 May, 2009. She has another daughter and a son who live abroad.