Wanted Sri Lankan ‘terrorist’ walks into French police station

Wanted Sri Lankan ‘terrorist’ walks into French police station

Wanted Sri Lankan ‘terrorist’ walks into French police station

Written by Kumudu Jayawardana

16 Jan, 2014 | 10:28 am

A Sri Lankan man wanted on an international arrest warrant for terrorism, was discovered in France by accident, after he walked into a police station to complain about poor working conditions.

Jeyanthan Tharmalingam, 35, went last Thursday to give a statement in a case about illegal employment in which he was a victim, at a police station in the eastern suburbs of Paris, judicial sources said.

But police quickly realised he was the subject of “an international arrest warrant for terrorism”, a police source said on condition of anonymity.

He appeared before a Paris court where he was notified of the warrant against him before being released on bail.

Tharmalingam is alleged to be a member of the LTTE.

He is listed on the Interpol website as wanted for terrorism.

SOURCE: AFP

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