A Norway-based LTTE leader Perinpanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyawan has been arrested. Norwegian Television reported that he was produced in an Oslo court yesterday.
According to the media report, Dutch authorities believe the suspect has a prominent role in the LTTE terrorist outfit which is banned in 33 countries including the USA, UK, Australia, and European Union but not in Norway. The Dutch Police had reportedly taken a court order to search Nediyawan’s house and the material discovered had linked him to terror financing. The Dutch investigators believe he has contributed millions to the LTTE. The LTTE has been on EU’s terrorist list since 2006, and financial support to the organization is considered a criminal offence in the Netherlands. The report further said that a Dutch judge and five Dutch Defence Attorneys are in Norway to interrogate the LTTE leader who has lived in Norway since 2005.