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Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror
29 April 2005

On 29 April 2005 Dharmeratnam Sivaram "Taraki", editor of the news website TamilNet and Daily Mirror columnist was found dead in the capital after being abducted there the previous evening.

One of the best known Tamil journalists, he knew he was in danger because of his uncompromising coverage of the political and military situation.