Pon Sivapalan

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Pon Sivapalan
Mayor of Jaffna
Succeeded by None. Office dissolved.
Member of Jaffna Municipal Council
Personal details
Died September 11, 1998
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Political party Tamil United Liberation Front
Religion Hindu

Pon Sivapalan (1952[1] – September 11, 1998) was a Sri Lankan politician.

Sivapalan succeeded Sarojini Yogeswaran as mayor of Jaffna after she was assassinated in 1998 by the LTTE. Like Yogeswaran, Sivapalan belonged to the Tamil United Liberation Front. He too was assassinated, on September 11, 1998, when a mine exploded in the Jaffna city council chambers with Sri Lanka Army Jaffna town commander, Brigadier Susantha Mendis and his Principal Staff Officer (PSO), Captain Ramanayaka. Later it was identified as a Claymore bomb attack and the LTTE was believed to be responsible. Following Sivapalan's death, the Jaffna mayoral office had been officially dissolved and has remained under the purview of the Government Agent of the Jaffna district.


  1. ^ TamilNet: Mayor's funeral to be in Jaffna

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