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Lanka seeks international help to capture Padmanathan

[PTI, Monday, 15 June 2009 07:00 No Comment]

Having wiped out the LTTE leadership from northern Sri Lanka, the government is now seeking international help to nab its fugitive leader K Padmanathan, believed to be active in carrying out the Tigers’ operations overseas.

The Sri Lankan government has forwarded details to other countries seeking arrest of Padmanathan, Foreign Minister, Mr Rohitha Bogollagama said.

“In terms of world opinion and also in relation to how we could counter LTTE terror network forces, there are still some elements at large,” Mr Bogollagama said.

“That is why we have gone very much public in terms of seeking of the arrest of K Padmanathan. That is important. That is one such person,” he told a TV channel.

Mr Bogollagama said the government might have countered terrorism comprehensively by defeating the LTTE, “but a lot more has to be done”.

The Tamilnet reported on January 30 this year that LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran had appointed Pathmanathan, “a high profile representative of the movement,” as its international face.

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