Friday, August 7, 2009

New LTTE chief Pathmanathan held


Arrested in a foreign country, he has been brought to Colombo
COLOMBO: The new Tiger chief, Selvarasa Pathmanathan known as ‘KP,’ was arrested in a foreign country and brought to Colombo on Thursday for questioning.

According highly reliable sources here, he was picked up and flown down to the capital. However, there were no details of the circumstances under which he was taken into custody.

Last week, KP claimed that the decision of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to give up its armed struggle and take recourse to “political and diplomatic moves” was taken by Velupillai Prabakaran along with other commanders at Mullivaikkal in Mullaithivu district days before Prabakaran’s death in Eelam War IV.

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