German court convicts Tamil man over killing of Sri Lanka Foreign Minister
A German court convicted a Sri Lankan man Monday of accessory to murder in the 2005 killing of the Sri Lanka’s former Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar for providing his assassins with crucial information.
The regional court in Stuttgart concluded that the defendant, previously identified only as Navanithan G. in line with German privacy rules, had tipped off members of the Tamil Tigers separatist group about Lakshman Kadirgamar’s whereabouts.
German news agency dpa reported that the court sentenced him to six years and 10 months imprisonment. The ruling can be appealed.
Prosecutors say the defendant, who applied for asylum in Germany in 2012, was a member of the Tamil Tigers’ intelligence unit.
The group was defeated by Sri Lanka government troops in 2009 following a bloody, decades-long civil war.
Dpa reported that the defendant admitted during his asylum interview in Germany that he had tipped off Kadirgamar’s assassins, but later claimed in court that his words had been mistranslated.
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At least justice was served in Germany!
Of course Amarakoon,
Justice can only be served in countries like Germany.
In pariah states such as SL, the entire system is corrupt to the core.
For example, where is the Rajan Kadirgamar assassination case?
Did it ever come to an end?
Were SL’s super sleuths able to conduct and investigation that identified culprits and produced evidence for a successful conviction?
Similar in the case of Lasantha Wickrematunge and Thajudeen and Ekeneligoda.
Amarakoon, terrible we have to live with an ultra corrupt system in SL.
Ada, Kota-brain (short brain) – “In pariah states such as SL…”
Surely, I think you meant to say “In pariah state such as Tamil-pee-lam if we had the misfortune to form it” (“but luckily for us, the Chingalam put a stop to it”)
Hahahaha you racist, bigoted separatist rat – now go eat some nutritious elephant droppings in southern SL as clearly you need it!
Yo Kota, you need to get your facts right. In SL Ranjan Kadirgarmar’s murder guilty have been prosecuted and jailed already although due to sloppy police work and political interference (and we know from which political parties are responsible for that) some guilty vermin have escaped abroad and that’s what we see here re. this case in Germany.
As for your “In pariah states such as SL” – no undercover Kotiya, we the proud Sri Lankans do not call our nation that but only you, the wounded, with rotting wounds at that, feeble Kotiyas call it that (this is a hallmark slogan of your kind, just like “Buddhist Sinhalese” bigoted slogan I see here from various handle-names but from the same bigoted piece sh*t).
Yo Kotiya, why complain when you can always go to Toilet Nadu, surely there must be somewhere there where even a piece of sh*t like you can walk without stepping on more sh*t?