The funeral of the TPP who died of heart attack while being detained in the Colombo Welikade Jail was held yesterday at Vavuniya. Large number of people participated in the funeral and paid their last respects to him.
Thevakan who fell sick last Friday was taken to Prison hospital and from there to National hospital where he breathed his last.
Thevakan was arrested 0n 10th February 2008 and was charged that he had provided vehicles to LTTE. 3 cases were filed on him. Sentences of 2 cases had ended and the third was to end soon. In this context a new case had been filed against him. Thevakan was heartbroken because of this.