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Former LTTE Chief Arms Procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) said a group of 22 members of the Tamil diaspora from Canada, Australia and five European Countries had visited Sri Lanka last week and held talks with Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo.

Speaking to, Mr Pathmanathan said that Mr. Rajapaksa had assured the delegation that the rehabilitation of ex-combatants would be expedited. “The defence secretary was very accommodative and granted many requests regarding the rehabilitation of former combatants and those affected by the war,” he said

He also said that the government was deeply concerned about the rehabilitation of ex-combatants, and that this was a rare phenomenon in a situation like this.

The delegation had also visited rehabilitation centres in Poonthottam, Welikanda, Kaththankudi and Senapura to gather first-hand information on the situation prevailing there.

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  Comments - 22

  • Dilip Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:42 AM

    May be KP's relatives on free Tour to Sri Lanka with Full Complimentary. Never heard any one going from Canada.

    Dilip Wednesday, 15 August 2012 03:43 AM

    May be they are visiting after Karunanithi's Thosai conference.

    Wimal_Modawansa Wednesday, 15 August 2012 04:03 AM

    Dias and Perera????

    malkanthi Wednesday, 15 August 2012 04:13 AM

    We must really thank for initiative and put back the records straight for the betterment of the future generation.

    Samantha Wednesday, 15 August 2012 04:26 AM

    Hope this may help to stop bad comments made by them in respect of our mother land

    hmm Wednesday, 15 August 2012 04:25 AM

    yes... Thamil Dias and Kumaran Perera

    kingasanga Wednesday, 15 August 2012 04:39 AM

    poison may terminate by another.

    rambukwalla Wednesday, 15 August 2012 04:56 AM

    We must very thankful to KP if he could issue a statement as to what happened to his wealth.

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:08 AM

    How come KP, Karuna, Pilayan are not tried for human rights violations?

    Jegath Wednesday, 15 August 2012 05:32 AM

    Interesting move, but these guys have very little effect on the diaspora, the real guys who operate are out there, these the "rejects" from diaspora.

    alex Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:36 AM

    because they are government ministers and they cannot remember the killings

    alex Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:38 AM

    KP is not on the wanted list of the government, he is WITH the government

    Apsara Wednesday, 15 August 2012 11:39 PM

    The least I can say is , whatever happened to
    proper English !

    Prasannajit Wednesday, 15 August 2012 06:35 AM

    KP who did immense damage to this country is free because of the wealth he has, bur our war hero SF was put in jail. What a country

    Nodrog Wednesday, 15 August 2012 06:53 AM

    Jegath, sounds like you don't want matters sorted out. Rejects or not, if they can get a dialogue going it will be a good start.

    MH Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:25 AM

    KP pls tell your diaspora colleagues not to cry for Ealam as this will not be possible in SL at all.

    kd Wednesday, 15 August 2012 07:56 AM

    It seems not a single sri lankan patriot see problem in KP or Tamil diaspora having discussions with Gota but if this same team going to have discussion with Oppotion then there will be so many patriots who see oppotion as a traitor. But again this is sri lanka which is becoming "wonder of asia" so no wonder we having patriots who believe the people who bomb "dalada maligawa as heros....Obta Suba Anagathayak!!

    Potta Sunil Wednesday, 15 August 2012 07:57 AM

    May be KP would have offered more money to our "treasury".

    Ken Wednesday, 15 August 2012 07:54 AM

    Those who sold bread to LLTE are in custody...but those who procured arms and funded are enjoying luxury life..this is woder of Asia nation.

    I Hussein Wednesday, 15 August 2012 07:54 AM

    There must be an end for this ongoing post war conflict. Neither the govt nor the diaspora is suffering but the people. Whoever take the initiative to solve these issues must be appreciated.

    HAKEEM Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:00 AM

    Is KP not in the wanted list by the Govt? If so, why is he not arrested?

    rahul Wednesday, 15 August 2012 08:23 AM

    And Gota

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