Slain LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran’s mother Parvathi Pillai (81) passed away a short while ago at the Valvettithurai hospital, Former MP M. Sivajilingam confirmed.
Parvathi Pillai was in hospital since last month due to complicated illnesses, including a heart problem. At the time of her admission to hospital last month Parvathi was partially paralyzed and a diabetic. Lately, she had sunk into severe depression and stopped taking meals. The reason being that her three remaining children living in Denmark, Canada and India not willing to visit Sri Lanka, though helping her financially.
The remains will lie at the Theervil ground in Velvettithurai from 5 pm today till 10.30 am on Tuesday for the public to pay their last respects, Mr. Sivajilingam said.
The final rites will take place at the Valvettithurai Public Cemetery on Tuesday at 2.30 pm, he said.
Meanwhile, sources said black flags had been put up in several places in the Valvettithurai area.
Prabhakaran’s mother was earlier in Malaysia but was brought down to Sri Lanka last year. Since then she was in protection custody of the Sri Lankan military and was later released. She stayed at a lodge in Colombo for a short period until she moved to her native place at Valvettithurai.
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