Germany arrests suspect in 2005 killing of Sri Lankan FM Kadirgamer

(Lanka e News -18.Jan.2019, 4.00AM German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Mr. Kadirgamer, reported by AP news

Federal prosecutors said to AP, Thursday that police arrested 39-year-old Navanithan G. in southwestern Germany Wednesday and searched his home.

The man, whose surname wasn’t released because of Germany privacy laws, is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, murder and attempted murder.

Prosecutors further said to AP  the suspect was part of the group’s secret police, participating in the killing of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in August 2005 and the attempted killing of Eelam Peoples' Democratic Party leader Douglas Devananda.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long the suspect had been in Germany.

Lakshman Kadirgamar was a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and statesmen. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka from 1994 to 2001 and again from April 2004 until his assassination in August 2005.

He achieved international prominence in this position due to his wide ranging condemnation of the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) and his efforts to have them banned internationally. A distinguished lawyer and international humanitarian, he was assassinated by an LTTE sniper in August 2005

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