One of 12 children of a poor fisherman, Ms Santhirabose, now 34, says she volunteered to join the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam when she was 15, along with three of her siblings, and married another fighter when she was 20.
Her parents now live in Canada; several siblings are in France.
As a registered ex-combatant scratching a living from farming, she says she is watched by the authorities and discriminated against.
She still has shrapnel in her head from an old wound.
Her loyalty to the Tigers' cause and to its leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran, who was killed in the final battle, is unshaken.
她对猛虎组织以及猛虎组织的领导人Velupillai Prabhakaran的忠诚是无法撼动的，但猛虎组织领导人Velupillai Prabhakaran在最后一战中被杀害。
She says she has no regrets about joining up, despite Prabhakaran's record of brutality: the Tigers suicide-bombed buses and banks, forcibly recruited children and routinely assassinated any perceived foes, Tamil and Sinhalese alike.
"The war was lost only because he was betrayed," she laments, citing a close lieutenant who defected with several thousand fighters in 2004.
她遗憾地说，“猛虎组织失败的原因是有人背叛了Velupillai Prabhakaran，”，因为在2004年Velupillai Prabhakaran的副官率领几千名战士叛变了。
"In those days," she says, "life was good. We slept safely. No crime. We had our own economy."
Like many Tamils, she suggests that foreign governments should intervene.
"Does the world think it is right for the Tamils to be treated as slaves?"