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Tamil Eelam leader not arrested here – Bangkok Post

[MISC, Friday, 7 August 2009 07:08 No Comment]

Panithan Wattanayakorn, acting government spokesman, has denied a news agency report that the new leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka has been arrested in Bangkok.

“The Tamil Eelam leader was not arrested in Thailand as was reported by a foreign news agency,” Mr Panithan said on Friday morning.

He admitted that the person concerned had made visits to Thailand.

State security agencies were checking information relating to the case, he said.

Al-Jazeera news online reported that Selvarajah Pathmanathan was arrested in Thailand, quoting Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, a Sri Lankan military spokesman.

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