No charges against KP – Lakshman Hulugalla

There will be no legal action against Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, the chief procurer of arms for tiger terrorists and the person who declared himself the leader of the LTTE once Velupilla Prabakaran was killed, states the Media Center for National Security.

Its Director General Lakshman Hulugalla has said that there are no charges against KP. He said KP has formed a NGO and is involved in development work in the country. The Army spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya too has said there were no charges against KP.

KP was arrested in Malaysia and brought to Sri Lanka. The government that charged KP of being the chief procurer of arms for the LTTE and its next leader now states KP has no charges. The government also stated that LTTE possessed a colossal wealth. However, no one knows what happened to such wealth state analysts.

He is also wanted by India's law enforcement agencies in connection with the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 and for violation of the Terrorist Act and the Indian Explosive Act. He ran a global network of LTTE offices which were engaged in its weapons procurement, logistics and money laundering operations. He was responsible for equipping tiger terrorists with a modern day arsenal which enabled them to challenge the Sri Lanka’ security forces and to fight a high intensity war. He procured modern hardware, paid for them through secret bank accounts, and shipped them to the rebels using a merchant shipping network operated by him. KP was the subject of a worldwide manhunt, which involved police from cities including Johannesburg, Rangoon, Singapore and Bangkok. Some of the world's foremost intelligence agencies, including the American CIA and British MI-5, were on his trail. He was believed to have had bank accounts in London, Frankfurt, Denmark, Athens and Australia and over 200 passports for his use.

This is the man, the government of Sri Lanka states, has no charges against him.

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