Sarojini Yogeswaran

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Sarojini Yogeswaran
Sarojini Yogeswaran.jpg
Mayor of Jaffna
In office
Succeeded by Pon Sivapalan
Member of Jaffna Municipal Council
In office
Personal details
Died (1998-05-17)May 17, 1998
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Political party Tamil United Liberation Front
Spouse(s) Vettivelu Yogeswaran
Alma mater Vembadi Girls High School

Sarojini Yogeswaran was a Sri Lankan politician. Yogeswaran was a member of the Tamil United Liberation Front. In 1997, she was elected mayor of Jaffna, the first elected mayor in 14 years and also the first woman mayor of the city.

Mrs. Yogeswaran was shot five times with a pistol near her Jaffna home on May 17, 1998. She died on the way to hospital. A group calling itself the Sankiliyan Force claimed responsibility. It is believed the LTTE was ultimately responsible. They had assassinated her husband, V Yogeswaran, in 1987.

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