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Delhi to discuss KP’s extradition?

 

According to Indian reports, a recent statement made by a government official at a press briefing in Colombo that Pathmanthan faced no charges had irked New Delhi.

Delhi to discuss KP’s extradition?

 

 
A fresh controversy surrounds the extradition demand of the former LTTE international arms procurer, Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP from India as the latest reports from New Delhi indicate that the Center is now discussing the issue again, reports reaching Colombo from the Indian Capital disclosed. Diplomats at the Indian High Commission in Colombo declined to comment on the issue stating that “It is too premature for them to comment”. 
 
According to Indian reports, a recent statement made by a government official at a press briefing in Colombo that Pathmanthan faced no charges had irked New Delhi. They said Pathmanathan was not only wanted by India but also has a warrant issued on him by the Interpol to be tried for acts of global terrorism.
 
Pathmanathan is now involved in Northern development projects through his organization, North Eastern Rehabilitation and Development Organization.At the weekly Cabinet press briefing held on Friday (19), Minister of Mass Media and Information, Keheliya Rambukwella claimed the government had not ‘forgiven’ K.P. and allowed him to go free. He said the statement by Director General of the Media Center for National Security, Lakshman Hulugalla that no action could be taken against K.P. as there were no complaints or evidence against him “might have been a misinterpretation”. However, Rambukwella said the government was looking into the possibility of using K.P. as a government witness and including him in its continuing dialogue with the Tamil Diaspora. He added that K.P. had so far played a pivotal role for the success of ongoing dialogue with the Diaspora.
 
(Nation)
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