LTTE resolution ludicrous: Swamy

by Chennaionline News Service
Chennai: Janata Party president Dr. Subramanian Swamy described the resolution reportedly passed at the May Day rally organised by the LTTE at Vavuniya in Sri Lanka demanding "extradition" of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha for alleged atrocities committed by the IPKF in 1987-89 as "ludicrous and laughable".

In a statement here, he said it was "stupid" for a non-governmental organisation to make such a demand for extradition.

"Before asking India to extradite a duly elected constitutional authority, let LTTE supremo V. Prabhakaran, a proclaimed offender in India with an international red corner notice issued by the Interpol pending against him, surface anywhere except in a small pocket in north Sri Lanka and see how much contempt he attracts from the international coalition against terrorism," Swamy said.

He demanded the Tamil Nadu government to activate the bail jumping offence pending against Prabhakaran since 1982 in a shootout incident case, which would even enable the state police commando to go to Jaffna and search for him.

The Sri Lankan government was under obligation as per international law to assist the Tamil Nadu police commandos to help in finding out Prabhakaran, Swamy said.