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29-year-old former LTTE cadre dies suddenly in Mullaitivu

A former LTTE cadre who underwent Sri Lankan government ‘rehabilitation’ at the end of the war died suddenly in Mullaitivu this week.

The body of 29-year-old Maria Jebesan Vijithan was taken to Mullaitivu district hospital for post-mortem after his unexplained death on Sunday.

However the coroner at the district hospital said that the cause of death could not be determined from the post mortem and that Vijithan’s body was being sent to Colombo for genetic testing.

Vijithan was kept in the Sri Lankan government’s ‘rehabilitation’ programme for LTTE cadres from the end of war until three years ago when he was released to his family.

Mullaitivu police have also opened investigations into the sudden death of the young father of one.