Wanted SL 'terrorist' walks into French police

15 January 2014 03:20 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Sri Lankan man wanted on an international arrest warrant for terrorism has been discovered in France by accident, after he walked into a police station to complain about poor working conditions.

Judicial sources say Jeyanthan Tharmalingam, 35, went to police in eastern Paris last Thursday to give a statement in a case about illegal employment in which he was a victim.

But police quickly realised he was the subject of "an international arrest warrant for terrorism", a police source said on condition of anonymity.

Tharmalingam has appeared before a Paris court where he was notified of the warrant against him before being released on bail.

He is alleged to be a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which waged a 37-year long separatist war that left at least 100,000 dead, according to UN estimates, and was defeated by the army in 2009.

He is listed on the Interpol website as wanted for terrorism.


  Comments - 14

  • Handipora Wednesday, 15 January 2014 03:31 AM

    So, this person on 'international arrest warrant for terrorism' has been released on bail. How come? What is the idea of the International Arrest Warrant?

    ANTON Wednesday, 15 January 2014 03:31 AM


    Alisten-Sydney Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:25 AM

    SO KP not listed ?????
    Srilanka nut under international

    kapruka Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:30 AM

    This murderer should bring in to sri lanka ,other wise he is missing person in TNA list

    Goofy Wednesday, 15 January 2014 03:42 AM

    If it was in Sri Lanka he would he been history had he walked into a police station.

    Arokara Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:28 AM

    One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. -- Ronald Reagan

    George Cloney Wednesday, 15 January 2014 04:34 AM

    Still would not change anything for SL at the UN meeting in March. The international investigations will still go ahead.

    johni Thursday, 16 January 2014 04:12 AM

    yes like the TNA team in india

    sinhala modaya Thursday, 16 January 2014 04:33 AM

    Thats why they got the taste with 9/11 terror capital of the world

    Yuri Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:38 PM

    The way war criminals flying on state visit.

    ishara Thursday, 16 January 2014 06:19 AM

    I think he should be give to sri lanka govt

    Concerned citizen Wednesday, 15 January 2014 06:11 AM

    Will he be taken on a tour to show hidden ammunition by the French Police?

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 16 January 2014 06:25 AM

    If he was in Sri Lanka, he will be nominated special advisor to MR brothers. What a pity he got caught in France.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 16 January 2014 06:27 AM

    For that he needs to get caught in a uncivilized country.

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