by T. Sabaratnam
In the first volume, I chronicled the birth, childhood, growth and the political environment which conditioned the thinking of Pirapaharan.
He was born into a devout Hindu family, trustees of one of the famous Hindu temples in the Jaffna peninsula. He grew up in a highly religious environment which his mother, Parvathy, scrupulously maintained in her home.
His was a conservative family. His father, Velupillai, was a land development officer in the Sri Lankan government whose ambition was to educate his children and have them join the government service, especially the last of the four whom he wanted to enter the Ceylon Civil Service, the pinnacle of the state services. Pirapaharan
Posted April 21, 2004