Last Updated : 29-08-2014 06:55

 

 
 

US wants 15 years sentence for Lankan

E-mail Print

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a 15-year prison sentence for a Canadian who pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy for his role in a plot to supply separatist rebels in Sri Lanka.

In a sentencing report filed in a Brooklyn, N.Y. court, U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch said Ramanan Mylvaganam had committed “a gravely serious offence” by attempting to procure equipment for the Tamil rebels.

“Any sentence other than a substantial sentence of incarceration risks undermining respect for the law by suggesting that a defendant can evade serious punishment for providing material support to a terrorist organization,” she wrote.

But the defence has asked the judge to sentence Mylvaganam to time served and release him, arguing the Sri Lankan civil war at the heart of the case was over and the Canadian was not a political zealot.

“This case represents the one, isolated transgression on his part,” his lawyer Jerry Fong wrote. “His failing in this case is one of judgment. However, Mr. Mylvaganam certainly has learned his lesson and is truly remorseful.”

His sentencing was scheduled for Friday.
Mylvaganam, 35, is accused of trying to buy night vision goggles for the Tigers and assisting Suresh Sriskandarajah, who had allegedly been asked by a senior rebel procurement agent to buy computer equipment, electronic components and communications equipment. (National Post)


 
 

Views : 2716
 
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend


Comments 

 
-12+34 # Jenny 2012-04-30 18:55
For helping tamil terrorists, this should have been a bigger term so that it sets a precedence for people who are planning for future terrorist atrocities.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
# BADA-UDA-GEMMBA 2012-05-01 23:01
Why was he NOT DEPORTED back to SL as that would have been the best punishment???
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-18+19 # Nodrog 2012-04-30 19:15
Funny, 15 years for the lankan for conspiring to supply deadly weapons to terrorist but no sentence for the perpetrators of the My Lai massacre
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+1 # sltk2004 2012-05-01 16:55
Even when US does something right, someone will find some fault with it. So what's your suggestion, not to punish this guys also because there were previous instances where the wrong-doer was not punished ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-8+29 # kondebendapucheena 2012-04-30 21:40
Not enough Life sentence
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-5+19 # Conty 2012-05-01 05:58
America's acknowledgement of S/L ending a terrorist war was, "To bring in a UN resolution for human rights abuse against Tamils"
I ask USA, knowing that a terrorist organisation existed in USA and the existence of the Diaspora supplying the terrorist in S/L from US soil, I fail to understand the mentality of US policies. The US seem to always interfere in other countries internal problems without looking at their own home grown terrorists threats & activities is mind boggling!!!
USA have been involved in many international terrorist activities in Cuba, Korea, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Argentina, Spain, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, just to name a few and the world looks on!! The problems in Afghanistan & Iraq will continue for years to come while USA will plunder the resources of these countries. USA please explain your actions against SriLanka.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-5+14 # Shiran 2012-05-01 06:11
Thank you for still helping us to Contain this brutal Terrorism in our Country. We are Grateful to you, the US and the West. Thank you.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-10+5 # Tomsamusa 2012-05-01 06:27
Please note that that this pwrson is a Tamil Canadian and NOT a sinking lankan.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+7 # warren 2012-05-01 13:17
Hehehehe... You wish !!! Looks like Canada is going to have a problem of it's own..
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-3+12 # Dini 2012-05-01 06:36
It's the news of the day, it has to be a life sentence, everybody needs to live in peace.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-28+5 # Asanka 2012-05-01 06:42
Poor guy. Just wanted to help his fellow Tamils fighting for justice and rights.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-8+1 # Kumara 2012-05-01 11:43
he is the best Hero..!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

CRAFTALIVE initiative
Basil opens National Handicrafts Exhibition
One millionth tourist of 2014 arrives
Rarely seen bunch
CRAFTALIVE initiative
Basil opens National Handicrafts Exhibition
One millionth tourist of 2014 arrives
Rarely seen bunch