Who is Taraki Sivaram? Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

Taraki Sivaram Wiki – Taraki Sivaram Biography

Taraki Sivaram is a well-known celebrity from Sri Lanka. So let’s check out Taraki Sivaram’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Taraki Sivaram was born in the Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

in 2005.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

So first, let’s take a look at some personal details of Taraki, like name, nickname, and profession.

Real Name Taraki Sivaram
Nickname Taraki
Profession journalist

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

If you may want to know more about Taraki, so we also cover other personal details.
This section will get Taraki’s age, birthday, religion, hometown, food habits, and birthplace details.

Age (2021) 14 Years
Birthplace Batticaloa
Date Of Birth 28 April 2005
Sunsign Leo
Hometown Batticaloa
Food Habits Not Available
Nationality Sri Lankan

Taraki Sivaram was born on 28 April 2005 in Batticaloa. Taraki age is 14 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is Batticaloa.
Currently, He is living in Batticaloa, and working as journalist.
By nationality, He is Sri Lankan, and currently, his food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
He also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. He loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

Taraki’s height is Not Available tall and he looks tall when standing with his friends. Though he is a little tall as compared to his friends still he manages to maintain his weight.
His weight is around Not Available and he always exercises to maintain that. He loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Taraki, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. his body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

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Taraki Sivaram Spouse, Wife, , Personal Life

Parent Not Available
Father Not Available
Mother Not Available
Brother Not Available
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Marital Status Married
Wife Herly Yogaranjini Poopalapillai
Girlfriend Update Soon
Children 1

Taraki’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Taraki Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Taraki’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Taraki Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about his brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Taraki and will update you soon.
his Girlfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Taraki’s Girlfriend.
But we are sure that Taraki is Married and his Wife’s name is Herly Yogaranjini Poopalapillai. Now, his relationship is perfect. We have no more information about his Wife.
Also, we have no information about his son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

Taraki Sivaram Net Worth

The Taraki Sivaram Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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Fast Facts You Need To Know


In 2015, the 10th anniversary of his death was observed, in various parts of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Also a documentary film on Taraki’s work was released on the World Press Freedom Day at the Chennai Press Club, Chennai.


Where else should I die but here? he often declared. Yet in 2004 the police twice searched Sivaram’s home, and various groups political parties such as the Jathika Hela Urumaya and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in Sri Lanka publicly threatened him as a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activist and a terrorist sympathiser.


The LTTE accused the government in complicity of his murder. Prior to his murder state owned media outlets since 2001 have accused him of being an LTTE spy, leading to the conclusion by some that his death was officially sanctioned (see State terrorism in Sri Lanka). One year later a Tamil man belonging to the PLOTE organisation was apprehended but eyewitnesses refused to identify him as one of the kidnappers. No more activity regarding the government investigation is available.


By the early 1990s, Sivaram’s Taraki column had become a must read for many interested in Sri Lanka. As a free-lance journalist, Sivaram, eventually wrote for many newspapers including The Island, The Sunday Times, Tamil Times of London, The Daily Mirror, and the Tamil newspaper Virakesari. In 1997, Sivaram helped Tamilnet.com reorganise itself into a Tamil news agency with its own string of reporters, and remained a senior editor there until his death. He filed his last story for Tamilnet.com at 7:30 PM on the night he was murdered.

In the mid-1990s many governments and human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs) collaborated with Sivaram for advice on local political and military matters. He widely travelled in Europe, Asia, and North America and equally well known to governments, the diplomatic community, and human rights activists. He was killed just ahead of a scheduled trip to Japan to consult with the Japanese government regarding the then current peace process.


On 8 September 1988 he married Herly Yogaranjini Poopalapillai of Batticaloa. They eventually had three children: Vaishnavi, Vaitheki, and Seralaathan.

In 1988 with the encouragement of fellow journalist, activist and actor Richard de Zoysa he became a reporter for the UN-funded Inter Press Service (IPS), for whom De Zoysa was a correspondent. In 1989, when The Island newspaper needed a political analyst, De Zoysa suggested Sivaram. The Island editor, Gamini Weerakon, proposed tharaka or star in Sinhalese as Sivaram’s pen name but a sub-editor accidentally printed Taraki instead, giving birth to Sivaram’s nom de plume. In 1990 Sivaram helped identify Richard De Zoysa’s body after De Zoysa was abducted from his home and killed.


In 1982 Sivaram joined the Gandhian Movement, then a front organisation for the People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), one of the many Tamil organisations. After Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict erupted into civil war in 1983, Sivaram, under the alias SR, soon became a PLOTE militant. In 1988, a year after the Indo-Lankan accord was signed, Uma Maheswaran, PLOTE’s leader, appointed Sivaram General Secretary of the Democratic People’s Liberation Front (DPLF), the organisation’s registered political party. Sivaram left PLOTE in 1989, after disagreeing with Maheswaran’s attempts to establish firmer relations with the Sinhala nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and because of group’s involvement in an abortive coup in the Maldives.


Taraki Sivaram or Dharmeratnam Sivaram (11 August 1959 – 28 April 2005) was a popular Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka. He was kidnapped by four men in a white van on 28 April 2005, in front of the Bambalapitya police station. His body was found the next day in the district of Himbulala, near the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He had been beaten and shot in the head.

Sivaram, the well-known and controversial political analyst and a senior editor for Tamilnet.com, was born on 11 August 1959 in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, to a prominent local family with significant land holdings and political connections near the village of Akkaraipattu. He was educated at St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa, and later at Pembroke and Aquinas Colleges in Colombo. He was accepted into the University of Peradeniya in 1982 but soon dropped out due to tensions associated with the first phases of Sri Lanka civil war in 1983 (see Black July pogrom).