Subramaniam Sivakamy Alias ‘Col’ Thamilini, the ex-leader of the LTTE Women's Political Wing died of cancer at the Maharagama cancer hospital in the early hours of this morning, at the age of 43.
Thamilini, who joined the LTTE in 1991, she took part in some battles in her early years in the LTTE. Then she was transferred to the Political Division.
She surrendered to the security forces at the end of the war in 2009 with her family, disguised as a civilian. However, she was soon located and arrested.
She was rehabilitated and released in 2013.
After her release there were speculations that she may contest the Northern Provincial Council Elections, perhaps under the then governing UPFA ticket.