S. Shanmuganathan (Sri Lankan politician)

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Honourable
S. Shanmuganathan
MP
Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament
for Vanni District
In office
1994–1998
Personal details
Born (1960-05-16)16 May 1960
Died 15 July 1998(1998-07-15) (aged 38)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Democratic People's Liberation Front
Other political
affiliations
People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam
Ethnicity Sri Lankan Tamil

Sarawanabavanandan Shanmuganathan (16 May 1960 – 15 July 1998; known as Vasanthan) was a Sri Lankan Tamil militant, politician and Member of Parliament.

Shanmuganathan was born on 16 May 1960.[1] He was a Hindu.[1] He was a senior member of the militant People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam, serving as its commander in Vavuniya.[2]

Shanmuganathan was member of Vavuniya Urban Council.[3] He contested the 1994 parliamentary election as one of the Democratic People's Liberation Front's candidates in Vanni District and was elected to Parliament.[4]

Shanmuganathan was killed by a claymore mine in Irambaikkulam, Vavuniya District on 15 July 1998.[3][5] The assassination was blamed on the rival rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[6][7] However, the pro-LTTE TamilNet claimed that Shanmuganathan had been the victim of an internal conflict within the PLOTE.[8]

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