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Tamil politicians pay tribute to Jayalalithaa at Jaffna Indian consulate


Tamils political figures from the North-East paid tribute to the life and work of the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa who passed away on Monday. 


A book of condolences was opened up at India's consulate general in Jaffna where mourners including the chief minister of the northern provincial council, C V Wigneswaran paid his respects. 

The NPC held a moment of silence and flew its flag at half-mast as a mark of respect. 

Issuing a statement of condelence, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader, R Sampanthan on Tuesday paid tribute to the late chief minister and all her endeavours. 

The leader of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF), Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, tweeted: "Amma #Jayalalitha was a giant amongst leaders. Her principled position on #Eelam #Tamil #Self-Determination & #Genocide is unparalleled #RIP".