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Former LTTE chief arms procurer Kumaran Padmanathan (KP) who is now working with the government, has been shown in a rare video reportedly taken in late June this year at a program in Vavuniya which was also attended by actress Anoja Weerasingha.

The video on a Tamil website shows Padmanathan, in the presence of troops and other officials and Tamil Diaspora visitors, speaking to Tamil youth including former LTTE cadres asking if they can identify him and urging them to have hope for a better future. 

Meanwhile when contacted by Daily Mirror online, Actress Anoja Weerasingha said that her team from the Academy of Performing Arts was currently in Vavuniya working with the local Tamil people.

"I am right now in Vavuniya and we are training atleast 30 men and 20 women from the area in the field of performing arts. Our main aim is to give our knowledge to these innocent Tamil people," Weerasingha said.

However when questioned about her meeting with KP as seen in the video, Weerasingha refused to comment stating she would not answer any poltical questions and requested us not to ask her anything controversial. "I am not a political person. I am not representing anyone. So I do not want to comment on anything controversial," Weerasingha said. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Agent Zer08 Friday, 06 August 2010 04:27 AM

    Most wanted terror giving motivation speech! Pathetic

    Mushi Sunday, 08 August 2010 06:12 AM

    Having undestood what KP and others speak in Tamil, they say, now the long lasted war is over, people should be resettled and rehabilitated, but can not be resettled until they are given education,vocational training,housing etc..to stand on their own feet to earn their livings.,then they say to their former cadres,that self confidence is the life,

    damiya Saturday, 07 August 2010 11:11 AM

    Bigest betrayel to the tamils world over and bigest betrayel to all true Sri Lankas by G of SL. Terrorist becomes hero and Hero becomes terrorist.

    Saradial Saturday, 07 August 2010 06:05 AM

    I heard KP in custody isn't true?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 06 August 2010 06:53 AM

    The other day Minister Kehel(iya) was boasting the government knows how to get the work done by even a devil by tying him to a tree ( a la Maravin!) But what the Minister fails to realise is how dangerous and deadly it is to use the devil to get things done and the repercussions are well known to those who learned bitter lessons. Suggest the Minister watch the movie called "Shortcut to Happiness"!

    RajasH Friday, 06 August 2010 05:35 AM

    How can you dismantle Tamil diaspora?

    kassa Friday, 06 August 2010 05:22 AM

    This is what government has not identified who was hero and who was enemy. So What else? Ultimately terrorist goes hero and hero goes to terrorist. Incredible!!!!

    AJ - COLOMBO Friday, 06 August 2010 05:17 AM

    TO BE (pro LTTE) OR NOT TO BE (pro LTTE)

    Saman Friday, 06 August 2010 04:41 AM

    Whatever he does, Please don't release him...!

    pj Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:32 PM

    Comedy all around!

    IW Friday, 06 August 2010 04:19 AM

    Government using him to consolidate trust amoung Tamils with Sinhalese is one other thing I see.

    Indika Friday, 06 August 2010 04:16 AM

    Yes, and till Tamil Diaspora dismatle.

    brain Friday, 06 August 2010 04:02 AM

    free show for pundy people of sri lanka

    LouVi Friday, 06 August 2010 01:57 AM

    Wait till they get his money, then KP's goose is cooked

    SW Friday, 06 August 2010 01:42 AM

    KP the hero and SF the villain, we live in a land full of hypocrites..

    Mudiyanse Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:21 PM

    Please upload translations.

    shukry Thursday, 05 August 2010 07:50 PM

    To Laugh or Cry?

    Ramana Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:42 PM

    But, Sarath Fonseka is in jail?


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