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Sri Lanka willing to share evidence to arrest Rudrakumaran PDF Print E-mail
In order to secure the arrest of US lawyer and present LTTE leader Rudrakumaran who operates from New York, the government of Sri Lanka says they are ready to share intelligence and evidence with US authorities.

Concluding his tour to Sri Lanka yesterday, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake, said at the pres conference that Rudrakumaran could not be arrested as he had not committed any crimes on US soil.

Prompt came the reply from the defence spokesman Minister Keheliya Rumbukwalla. He said the government of Sri Lanka is hopeful that sufficient evidence can be gathered on the links between Rudrakumaran and LTTE that would lead to the arrest of Rudrakumaran in the United States.

The US authorities had previously arrested and prosecuted LTTE personnel after gathering sufficient evidence against them.

“Maybe with enough evidence we can convince the US authorities to arrest Rudrakumaran. This matter involves the legal systems of both countries and thus it is not simple,” he said.

After demolishing the LTTE in Sri Lanka, a team of foreign based LTTE ers re-grouped them selves and appointed Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran in USA and Perinpanayagam Sivaparan known by his nom de guerrs as Nediyawan from Norway as the new Leaders of LTTE. Rudrakumaran initiated the formation of a Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam. He has been travelling extensively promoting this concept abroad. But last September Germany denied entry to Rudrakumaran.

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, the son of former Jaffna Mayor Viswanathan, has been closely involved with the LTTE and has represented the outfit in several peace talks with the Government of Sri Lanka.

 
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