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By Lakna Paranamanna

International Counter Terrorism expert Professor Rohan Gunaratna speaking before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission today stated that the North Korean Government had sold weapons to the LTTE since 1997.
 

Prof. Gunaratna who spoke before the LLRC a short while ago said that it was the Auditor/Accountant of the LTTE, Ponnaiah Anandarajah who was operating out of Thailand that conducted the procurement of weapons between the LTTE and North Korea.
 

Speaking further Prof. Gunaratne stated that although the LTTE has been militarily dismantled within Sri Lanka, its global network still remains untouched.

 

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  • Defender Saturday, 02 October 2010 06:57 AM

    There are allegations against Dr. Gunaratne's present appearance that he was pessimistic of a war victory over LTTE, some years back.

    Roshan Saturday, 02 October 2010 05:31 PM

    He tried to warn the Canadian Intelligence that those refugees in that boat Ocean Lady (?) who landed in Canada last year, were all LTTErs. But Canadian Police were not convinced. All the boat people were screened and released.
    Rohan is a paid agent of you know who.

    varuna Friday, 01 October 2010 12:48 PM

    A US plan to pit SL against china, its china that controls north korea

    TDDC Friday, 01 October 2010 12:54 PM

    It appears that he is a dangerous, bringing unnecessary confusion as a part of his assignment.

    Katussa Friday, 01 October 2010 12:56 PM

    the North Koreans sold dud weapons to the LTTE and that is why the govt. is so friendly with them!!!!!!!!!

    chathu Friday, 01 October 2010 12:56 PM

    Sri Lanka never had issues with North Korea. Why drag north korea now, one and half years after war?

    charitha Friday, 01 October 2010 01:01 PM

    It was the US not North Korea that helped the Tigers.

    Rajitha Friday, 01 October 2010 01:03 PM

    this is the first time i'm hearing such a thing. need more info

    TGS Friday, 01 October 2010 01:05 PM

    I don't understand what issue this folk has with things. He is talking nonsense when the war is over. I have never heard of this guy during the war periods.

    Above the crowd Saturday, 02 October 2010 08:19 AM

    This is a dog eat dog world , North Koreans eat dog too.
    Beware of DOGS.

    JAMES Friday, 01 October 2010 01:09 PM

    Not only North Korans but Chinese Isralelis UKRAINIANS, ex INDONESIAN Generals , Former KHAMER RHUGES also sold weapons to LTTE.
    It is not politics come first in arms trade but dollars.

    helasebala Friday, 01 October 2010 01:13 PM

    Honde Honde sellang elivena jameta!!!!

    kumar Friday, 01 October 2010 01:17 PM

    WHY would this person want to do that? Why are we so naive? These were the very same thoughts we had about LTTE and terrorism from the early '80s. We LOVE to just believe what we think is most comfortable. But believe me and the other reports; LTTE are still in place and the Tamils are angry.

    underground Friday, 01 October 2010 01:28 PM

    Come on guys..why jump the gun..let N.K deny it

    Above the crowd Friday, 01 October 2010 02:09 PM

    Varuna Your comment is stupid and baseless.North Korea is a Pariah State ,no consideration for their citizens. Look at the man who is going to succeed the Leader,
    Don't confuse the issue ,be in the side lines. Don't display your ignorance.

    Above the crowd Friday, 01 October 2010 02:13 PM

    We have an issue with north Korea now. Its a pariah state.
    Repressive govt. no media freedom,Leaders live in luxury.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 01 October 2010 02:17 PM

    Maybe some people have forgotten that Sri Lanka in the early seventies under Mrs. B's government had to close North Korean embassy for arming the JVP insurrectionists. Cant understand this much close affinity of the government with North Korea and its masters, China. And the funny thing is some of those who comment just blindly believe whatever this government says.

    Above the crowd Friday, 01 October 2010 02:18 PM

    Rajitha , Readers are leaders,try to read the reports come in the foreign media also .If not your knowledge is going to be very limited.

    Cotton Hall Friday, 01 October 2010 02:20 PM

    Typical Sri Lankan. Sit cozy in your comfort domain.

    Patriot Friday, 01 October 2010 02:31 PM

    US conspiracy ma be behind this. Do not fall in to the trap. The world policeman & the other western powers need to coorner and beat the great North Koreans in every possible way.

    Above the crowd Friday, 01 October 2010 02:35 PM

    Calistus, I see most comments come from people with below average intelligence. and anti American. They are happily eating the aid supplied by the USA.

    citizen1 Friday, 01 October 2010 02:36 PM

    Sounds familiar...

    INDIAN Sunday, 03 October 2010 02:50 AM

    WHY HAVE WE FORGOTTEN OUR GREAT NEIGHBOR Who created LTTE . Dont leave out ISREAL< US < NORWAY in this list. NORTH Korea is a posiblity as they did in 1971

    citizen1 Friday, 01 October 2010 02:41 PM

    Finally, something that makes sense! Some of the above comments voice their ignorance.

    Above the crowd Friday, 01 October 2010 02:46 PM

    How to tell a North Korean from a South Korean." North Koreans are dressed like peasants,"( no offense meant)

    Above the crowd Friday, 01 October 2010 02:48 PM

    Mr. Underground,They will deny, Their tongues are worn by too much lying

    eddy Saturday, 02 October 2010 11:12 AM

    I think Professor Rohan Gunaratne should expose the Tamil diaspora and their activities to all the Government concerns overseas. One step for the World to eliminate terrorism.

    RajasH Friday, 01 October 2010 09:03 PM

    International Terrorism Expert?
    this guy no nothing. as you can judge by his statement?

    nimba Friday, 01 October 2010 09:19 PM

    Did Roshan ever mention any thing about state terrorism?

    arasoysa Friday, 01 October 2010 10:12 PM

    Prof Gunaratne, you have forgotten one fact.. One of our leading politicians gave Rs 15 billion to to LTTE, just before 2005 presidential election.

    kamal nissanka Friday, 01 October 2010 11:30 PM

    We need more supporting evidence

    Rohan Saturday, 02 October 2010 12:10 AM

    Most of the people who commented ill about Proffessor Gunaratna should be excused for their ignorance but should be informed of his contribution to Sri lanka during the war with LTTE and the reputation what he has about this subject. Therefore our cardboard heroes please do not insult this great world renowned Profssor.

    Smart Aleck Saturday, 02 October 2010 01:33 AM

    North Korea, KP, Daya Master, George Master et al are all our good friends now. The ENEMY is the GENERAL.

    kandian Saturday, 02 October 2010 03:01 AM

    Right on. Some of the poor comments here and on other reports show how plain ignorant some people are.

    Above the crowd Saturday, 02 October 2010 01:17 PM

    Chathu you are ignorant and with below average intelligence
    .
    North Korean embassy was closed in 1970s.WHY.?

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 02 October 2010 04:05 AM

    1971 April we send Kroean ambasider home and close the colombo office. We Sl has very short memory!

    Defender Saturday, 02 October 2010 04:15 AM

    'Najachcha wasalohothi - Najachcha hothi brahmano
    Kammana wasalohothi - Kammana hothi brahmano'

    No one would be Good or Bad by his birth, but on his own behavior and act- Lord Buddha

    ami Saturday, 02 October 2010 04:30 AM

    He is not limited to this country....He is visiting country to country over a period of time ! One of the most respected international terrorism expert ! So pls do not devalue his comments !

    Writer Saturday, 02 October 2010 06:24 AM

    Rohan will find some topic from somewhere to write. that's his profession. please don't fight over it guys.

    Gopal Saturday, 02 October 2010 06:51 AM

    Who is this Rohan Gunaratne who brings all these rubbish even after the end of war?


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