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KP's arrest outcome of long-term plan: SL

Sri Lanka has said the arrest of LTTE chief Selvarasa Pathmanathan from a South East Asian country is the outcome of a "long-term plan" implemented with inputs from intelligence agencies who were tracking his movements after the end of the war in May.

world Updated: Aug 14, 2009 14:45 IST

Sri Lanka has said the arrest of LTTE chief Selvarasa Pathmanathan from a South East Asian country is the outcome of a "long-term plan" implemented with inputs from intelligence agencies who were tracking his movements after the end of the war in May.

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the government has been focusing its attention on dismantling the international network of the LTTE after the killing of Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran in May.

Pathmanathan was arrested from a South East Asian country last week.

"The arrest of KP alias Kumaran Padmanadan is the outcome of a long-term plan implemented with enormous commitment. The intelligence and security divisions were keeping a track on the movements of KP for some time," he said.

Gotabhaya said authorities have recovered much information on the worldwide LTTE network from KP.

Meanwhile, Malaysian High Commissioner Rosil Ismail handed over a cheque of $100,000 to Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama for the welfare of the displaced Tamils.