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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:59 am 
British GP charged over rocket sales

Dr Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy, 57, from north London known as Dr Moorthy, is a senior Tigers intermediary, who is said to have said in a tape-recorded conversation that suicide bombing was inevitable: “We have no other means.” He and his wife are NHS GPs with the Enfield Primary Care Trust. They live in a large refurbished house with a swimming pool. He drives a silver Mercedes, she a silver Porsche, but they also have a maroon Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit and matching four-wheel drive.

Jonathan Milne and Abul Taher
@ The Sunday Times August 27, 2006


A BRITISH doctor has been arrested in New York, charged with aiding Sri Lankan terrorists by facilitating the purchase of American rockets and British submarine technology.

Dr Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy, 57, from north London, is in a detention centre in New York, accused of laundering terrorist money.

He is also alleged to have tried to bribe an official with $1m to have the Tamil Tigers removed from the government’s terrorist blacklist. He was one of 11 men arrested and named last week after an FBI undercover sting operation.

In London, however, his wife Pushpam insisted his trip to America was an innocent one to open a Hindu temple.

The Tamil Tigers have been waging a civil war against the Sri Lankan government since 1983, conducting 200 suicide bombings including the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the former Indian prime minister.

The FBI alleges Vinayagamoorthy, known as Dr Moorthy, is a senior Tigers intermediary, who is said to have said in a tape-recorded conversation that suicide bombing was inevitable: “We have no other means.”

He is accused of trying to bribe undercover agents posing as corrupt State Department officials, and last year reportedly met a Chicago congressman to finance his trip to a Tigers stronghold in Sri Lanka.

He and his wife are NHS GPs with the Enfield Primary Care Trust. They live in a large refurbished house with a swimming pool. He drives a silver Mercedes, she a silver Porsche, but they also have a maroon Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit and matching four-wheel drive.


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