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Malaysia extradites 3 suspected Tamil Tigers to Sri Lanka: Report

Published on May 27, 2014 9:43 PM

COLOMBO - Three suspected Tamil Tigers arrested in Malaysia have been extradited to Sri Lanka where they are being questioned, a Sri Lankan official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the three suspects were brought to Sri Lanka on Monday night by officials of the Terrorist Investigation Department, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Malaysian police arrested the three men suspected to be members of the Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group in Selangor earlier this month. They were nabbed at different locations in Klang and Petaling Jaya in a special operation conducted by the Malaysian Special Branch's Counter-Terrorism Division on May 15.

Malaysian Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement that the men, who hold United Nations refugee cards, were suspected of attempting to revive LTTE activities. He said the suspects had arrived in Malaysia in 2004 and were suspected of using the country as their base to spread the group's propaganda and raise funds for their activities.

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