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Oldest person in Jaffna dies

Ponniah Navasivayam, considered the oldest living person in the Jaffna Peninsula, died at the age of 101 on February 4. Born on April 18, 1917, Navasivayam changed his residence between Chavakachcheri and Thirunaveli from time to time. A father of 11, he had 33 grandchildren. He was employed as a grama niladari before his retirement.

He enjoyed good health except for the last two months before his death. His 100th birthday last year was celebrated on a grand scale.


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