A court in Chennai has issued a search warrant to Interpol against LTTE’s chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP in connection with offences such as crimes involving the use of weapons, explosives, criminal conspiracy and terrorism, a document tabled in Parliament reveals.
UNP MP Dr. Jayalath Jayawardane tabled a copy of this search warrant in Parliament on Thursday during the budget debate.
Dr. Jayawardane said that he informed the Deputy General Inspector of Police in Chennai about the presence of KP in the custody of the government of Sri Lanka at the moment.
“It is a crime to harbour a person involved in crimes. I went to Chennai recently and informed the Chennai police about the presence of KP here,” he said.
However, Dr. Jayawardane did not say when this arrest warrant was issued to Interpol.
In the search warrant, KP has been mentioned as Tharmalingam Shanmugam Kumaran. His place of birth, as mentioned in the arrest warrant, is Kankesanthurai, Jaffna. He has been identified as a person with the ability to speak English, French, Sinhala and Tamil. Hair combed sideways is noted as a distinguishing mark.
KP was arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities in August, 2009 in Malaysia and brought to Sri Lanka. Since then, he has been in the custody of the government. Also, he has now formed an organization called North-East Rehabilitation and Development Organization (NERDO). (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
Comments - 12
gerard Saturday, 03 December 2011 02:47 PM
Jayalalitha must be sulking by now....
Aristotle Saturday, 03 December 2011 02:56 PM
The war may be over for some and still partying. However, there is a world order and justice has to be done.
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 03 December 2011 03:40 PM
Hiding and safeguarding criminals is a policy of this government.
dias Saturday, 03 December 2011 04:00 PM
First you should go to hell becose you are a LTTE supporter
DON Saturday, 03 December 2011 06:48 PM
Why is the Sri Lankan Government sheltering this War Criminal KP? The Darusman report said both LTTE and GOSL are guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity and violation of Human Rights.So here is a war criminal who collected and controlled LTTE money and wealth used to commit crimes against innocent Sri Lankan civilians. ' Who wants KP now ? ' ,,,,maybe the ICC? !
gerard Saturday, 03 December 2011 05:20 AM
RUBBISH....what year is this? War is over and who wants KP now? May be his parents looking for him?
meranchim Sunday, 04 December 2011 03:55 AM
AMG Saturday, 03 December 2011 08:43 AM
finally someone at the door!
sltk2004 Saturday, 03 December 2011 09:28 AM
Then why are the low level LTTE guys still kept in remand or in prison?
John Saturday, 03 December 2011 09:28 AM
War crime convicted in Rwanda are being tried even after 30 years!
Soldier Saturday, 03 December 2011 09:58 AM
Then why are they still running after the war crimes committed during the war?
jacoob Saturday, 03 December 2011 11:41 AM
Here we go ! triple gem bless everybody !1 long live !!!
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