Germany authorities arrest suspect in the assassination of Sri Lanka Foreign Minister in 2005

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –German authorities have said that they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the assassination of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in 2005, according to an Associated Press report.

Federal prosecutors said 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 said 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 People’s Democratic Party leader Douglas Devananda.

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

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