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Thousands pay their respects to Col. Paruthi

Last updated 12:10pm (local time)


Thousands upon thousands of Tamils have flocked to Paris today to pay their respects at the funeral of the murdered French diaspora leader - Mathinthiran Nadarajah, alias Parithi.
Under a starry canopy, with the flag of Tamil Eelam flying half mast, the body of Col. Parithi is lying in a  glass topped, wooden casket, draped in an Eelam flag, as the droves of mourners pass by laying a kaarthikai poo to honour his memory.
As the leader of the French Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC-France),  Col. Parithi was held as an inspiration and guiding light by French Tamils and TCC members worldwide.
TCC leaders from countries across the world are here today addressing the mourners with their memories and thoughts of the bravery and courage of the late Col. Parithi.

Mathinthiran was shot dead on Thursday the 8th of November. Two have been arrested by French police in connection with his murder.

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