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Former minister John Amarathunga said the government will be compelled to hand over former chief international arms procurer for the LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan if India wanted him in connection with the killing of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

In a statement made to our sister paper “Lankadeepa”, Mr. Amarathunga said it had now been revealed that all evidence against Kumaran Pathmanathan who provided the funds to the LTTE and nourished it had been completely destroyed during the Rajapaksa regime.

Under these circumstances it had become impossible for the Attorney General to file a case against him, he said.

Although evidence against Pathmanathan had been destroyed in Sri Lanka he was the only suspect living now in the case of Rajiv Gandhi murder, he said.

All other important suspects in the Rajiv Gandhi murder case namely LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, the outfit's Political Leader Thamilselvan and Intelligence Wing Leader Pottu Amman are all dead now. (Anjula Mahika Weerarathna)
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  • Dehan Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:52 PM

    All former LTTE supporters who gave up separatism are branded traitors while the ones who still insist on separatism are made heroes. this is the wrong path again

    Bala Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:53 PM

    But the important quetion is why the Rajapakses destroyed the evidence - was it that they got 75percent of the money and assets. Push KP and get the evidence.

    Piranha Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:55 PM

    Same shouldbe done with Rajapaksa, Gota and the rest of the mass murderers also.

    John Friday, 04 September 2015 09:47 AM

    Mr Minister you need to take up in Parliament, how the previous regime destroyed evidence against a key Terrorist witness? This is treason against the people of SL irrespective of being proven or not, but the mere act?

    Cheers Friday, 04 September 2015 01:54 AM

    So this proves you and your govt is inefficient and non productive and will do anything India or USA says

    Prakash Friday, 04 September 2015 10:33 AM

    If such valuable evidence has been detroyed, the personnel responsible for this act should be punished and not be free to enjoy the wealth of KP.

    Waco Friday, 04 September 2015 03:48 AM

    Have Rajive Gandhi killers been pardoned?

    Fair N Square Friday, 04 September 2015 10:46 AM

    Pillayan and Douglas Deva too.. And all have blood in their hands

    Shiva Friday, 04 September 2015 04:40 AM

    Karuna was also in the group at the time of Rajiv Gandhi murder.

    upali Friday, 04 September 2015 11:03 AM

    India has already forgotten this case why Johon is interested?

    Mason Friday, 04 September 2015 11:11 AM

    KP should be made to spend time in jail. Complete investigations must be done re destroying of evidence and those responsible must also be punished. In the meanwhile KP can be sent to India to rot in one of their jails.

    Ram Friday, 04 September 2015 05:37 AM

    Some people blamed AG for saying no evidence. The fact that evidence has been destroyed was well known but the former Minister made it public. Good on you Mr Minister

    laksiri Friday, 04 September 2015 06:30 AM

    if such situation you must let people and India to know who is responsible for destroyed such evidences and if such matter criminal case must be filed by attorney general of SRI lanka against such people if not this man must go home or jail. today we knew many thinks an clear if Attorney general act like real

    Dandanaka Friday, 04 September 2015 04:14 PM

    Well. What about Doglous Devananda who also wanted there for a murder case?

    Sincere Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:06 AM

    Surely then he will spill beans about his servants here.

    Citizensl Friday, 04 September 2015 12:41 PM

    What rubbish your are talking, he is the only patriot.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 September 2015 07:14 AM

    Good move John - do it.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 04 September 2015 07:15 AM

    Fine, before that find a way to keep Weerawansa behind bars.

    Horri Jimonis Friday, 04 September 2015 07:16 AM

    Yes John should hand-over Karuna too to India.

    Maya Saturday, 05 September 2015 04:48 AM

    Do not worry. Indians would not ask as the case of Rajiv murder is done and dusted. Touching KP will open pandoras box and they would not do so.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 September 2015 07:19 AM

    Either Indian jail or SriLankan jail, he and Karuna should be arrested.

    Chicken Friday, 04 September 2015 07:59 AM

    Yea but karuna surrendered with his cadres where as kp didnt, he was caught.

    Real Peace Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:14 PM

    Let KP rot in the Indian jail.

    George Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:20 PM

    Just take him in a white van and make him dissappear. No one will miss him and the world will be a better place

    Sapumal Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:21 PM

    At least India will punish him, the last time he got caught he was given a Mansion by MR


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