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 Post subject: LTTE gun runner arrested in Indonesia
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:40 am 
LTTE gun runner netted

The 32 year- old Pradeepan Navarajah had 12 passports in his possession at the time of arrest and had traveled extensively to Indonesia, US, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Afghanistan and Vietnam over the last 15 years. Intelligence sources said that he had purchased military hardware from these countries and had been transporting them to Sri Lanka over the years. Navarajah was in the wanted list of the Interpol as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US.

By Tissa Ravindra Perera
@ The nation / 07Jan2007


Striking a major blow to the LTTE’s international gun running network, the anti- terrorism unit of the Indonesian government took into custody the second in command of the network Pradeepan Navarajah, military sources said yesterday.

He was arrested on Thursday around 4pm while traveling from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur. The arrest had taken place following investigations by the national intelligence service of Indonesia (BIN) and the Sri Lankan embassy there. The investigations had spanned over an year before pouncing on Navarajah.

The Sri Lankan ambassador in Jakarta Major General Janaka Perera told The Nation that this arrest was one of the major victories in the fight against the international gun running network of the LTTE.

The 32 year- old Navarajah had 12 passports in his possession at the time of arrest and had traveled extensively to Indonesia, US, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Afghanistan and Vietnam over the last 15 years. Intelligence sources said that he had purchased military hardware from these countries and had been transporting them to Sri Lanka over the years. Navarajah was in the wanted list of the Interpol as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US.

While being the second in command for the leader of the LTTE’s gun running network Kumaran Padmanathan, Navarajah had also been involved in other illegal activities as well by using the shipping networks.
Major General Janaka Perera further said that the Sri Lankan government appreciates the work done by the Indonesian government and its intelligence agencies in arresting Navarajah.


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 Post subject: 'Tamil Tiger' is extradited to US
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:08 am 
'Tamil Tiger' is extradited to US

@BBC News / Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Officials in Indonesia say they have extradited a Sri Lankan man to the United States where he faces a jail term for weapons smuggling.

The man, Pratheepan Thavarajah, is an alleged Tamil Tiger rebel.

He was sentenced in absentia by a US court to 15 years in prison for trying to smuggle weapons to his home country, a police spokesman in Jakarta said.

Mr Thavarajah was arrested in Indonesia earlier in January as he tried to board a flight to Malaysia.


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