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Relangi Selvarajah

Relangi Selvarajah (1960 – 12 August 2005) was a popular Tamil broadcaster and a one time actress. She was assassinated by unknown assailants on August 12 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Biography

Relangi was born in Jaffna to minority Sri Lankan Tamil parents and grew up in Jaffna. She was married to Sinnadurai Selvarajah who was also killed along with her. The couple had a girl who was less than one year old when the parents were killed.

Career in journalism

In 1987 she joined the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and was working as a senior announcer since 2000. Later she worked as an announcer and news reader in Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC). At the time of her death was working as a freelancer in SLRC. She was the announcer Uthaya Darisanam program on every Sunday at 9:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m. She started her career as an announcer in Jaffna Manikkural local broadcasting service from 1979 to 1983.[2] She was named the best actress for her part in the locally made Tamil language film Theivam thantha Veedu in 1978. Local newspapers also reported that Selvarajah also produced the SLBC program Ithaya Veenai, a program known for criticizing the main rebel group LTTE, and allegedly funded by the opposition Tamil political party, the Eelam People’s Democratic Party.

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