Tamil film director & leader of “We Tamil movement” Sebastian Simon now known as “Senthamilan Seeman” will marry a sri Lankan Tamil woman soon.
Seeman’s bride to be is the widow of LTTE leader Muthukumaru Soundarakrishnan/Lt.Col Anbumani killed on November 2nd 2007 at Kilinochchi.
Lt.Col Anbumani a.k.a Alex was a skilled photographer & was a senior deputy to former LTTE political commissar Suppiah Paramu Thamilselvan.
Both Thamilselvan&Anbumani were bombed to death in an aerial attack by the Sri Lankan Air Force at Thiruvaiaaru in Kilinochchi on 02-11-2007.
Anbumani had got married to a beautiful young tiger cadre attached to the Arts & Culture division of the LTTE just 4 months prior to his death.
Alex’s wife continued to be in the LTTE &worked in TV &Radio. After the LTTE debacle in May 2009 she surrendered to the army & was detained.
The film director-actor & head of “Naam Thamilar Iyakkam”(We Tamil movement)Sebastian Seeman heard of her plight & arranged for her release.
A hefty bribe was paid to a Tamil para-military organization aligned to the SL govt. Mrs.Soundarakrishnan was released & sent off to India.
She lived in Tamil Nadu under the benign protection of Seeman who made arrangements for her to be looked after even during his imprisonment.
Seeman had first met her when he conducted a workshop in film studies in the Wanni after being invited by LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Seeman who was a bachelor had indicated to the LTTE leaders that he would like to marry a LTTE woman cadre with Tamil national consciousness.
When a senior tigress was proposed in marriage to Seeman, the director turned it down & instead expressed a liking for the young, pretty girl.
Though flattered by Seeman’s attention the girl turned down the offer as she was romantically involved with a cadre in the LTTE medical unit.
A disappointed Seeman returned to India but Soundarakrishnan alias Anbumani who had his eye on the girl got married to her using rank & power.
After suffering tragedy&calamity the girl was rescued through Seeman’s efforts &found a safe haven in India.Later she agreed to marry Seeman.
The tale is something out of a romantic film & according to reports the wedding will be a quiet “Self -respect” (Suya mariyaathai) ceremony.
Seeman’s prospective Sri Lankan Tamil bride used to be an announcer/news reader on the Tiger TV in the Wanni.She used the name N.Yarlmathy.
This is a bundle of tweets posted on twitter by D.B.S. Jeyaraj