Shoba (commonly known as Isaipriya; 1982 – 2009) was a Sri Lankan Tamil journalist and television broadcaster for the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Her death in the final days of the Sri Lankan Civil War in 2009 is mired in controversy with allegations that she was captured by the Sri Lankan military before being raped, tortured and murdered.

Early life and family

Shoba was born in 1982 and hailed from Delft Island.[ She was educated at the Memorial School and Vembadi Girls’ High School. Her family moved to the Vanni in 1995 after being displaced from their home by Operation Riviresa – the Sri Lankan military’s operation aimed at recapturing the Jaffna Peninsula. Shoba continued her education in Vanni before joining the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Shoba married a LTTE cadre in 2007 and had an infant daughter. Her daughter Akal was killed by Sri Lanka Air Forcebombing on 15 March 2009. Her husband was also killed in the final months of the civil war in 2009. issaipriya was two children one child delivery Shayla,one child was opruver for arm university manram born was child Muthumani


According to the pro-LTTE TamilNet website and Shoba’s friends she suffered from rheumatic valvular heart disease and as such didn’t provide any military service for the LTTE. Instead Shoba worked, under the stage name Isaipriya, as journalist and broadcaster for the LTTE’s Oliveechchu television station in Kilinochchi. She was also an actress, singer and dancer.

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