April 21, 2020
Dear Sangam members,
With deepest regrets, we inform you that Mr. Sri Thillaiampalam of Boston, MA passed away today peacefully due to natural causes. He was a founding member of the Eelam Tamil Association (ETA) in the late seventies, which pushed the passage of a resolution urging the US President and Congress to recognize the right of self-determination of the Tamil people of Tamil Eelam at the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was also instrumental in forming Ilankai Tamil Sangam in 1977. Later in life Sripathy remained engaged with politics and stayed in close touch with the US State Department and the Boston Globe.
June 1981 by Massachusetts House of Representatives
“Resolution Memorialising the President and the Congress to Recognize the Right of Self Determination by the Tamil people of Tamil Eelam”