January 2, 1960|
|Died||January 16, 1993
|Known for||Many Successful Attacks|
Sathasivam Krishnakumar was born in Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. He studied in Velayutham Maha Vidyalayam. His father had a printing press in Point Pedro. His mother was a political leader in Jaffna. He was also Velupillai Prabhakaran's cousin. He married his girlfriend Cintheya ( a medical faculty student)during the ceasefire period in Colombo in 1991 and they have no children.
Col Kittu was one of the first commanders of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as he was a relative of the LTTE leader. Kittu did many successful ambushes on the Sri Lankan Army, Tamil paramilitary and even the IPKF. He was even capable of fighting a conventional warfare.
Krishnakumar lost his one of his legs when going somewhere in a car, when a Tamil rival attacked using a grenade. Kittu was also wounded his other leg which meant he had to get an artificial limb to be fitted in Britain.
In Britain, Kittu who was an hardliner for a separate Tamil Eelam threatened Tamils who left the country because of the war to pay money for the struggle. Some Tamils who didn't support Tamil Eelam or the cause made an appeal to the government who eventually deported him.
Kittu was supposedly coming from Thailand on a LTTE arms ship M.V.Ahat (also known as Yahata). Even though he was not in Indian waters, the Indian Navy surrounded the ship asking him to surrender. He didn't want to get caught and he asked the crew to get off the ship and go to the Indian Navy, while he and his cadres blasted the ship sinking it into the sea. He died on the 16th January 1993.