Ex rebel regrets being with the LTTE

Gunasundaram Jeyasundaram a onetime LTTE supporter and arms procurer has said that he profoundly regretted supporting LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran and denounced him and his violent behaviour, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The Defence Ministry said that G. Jeyasundaram was taken into custody by the Terrorist Investigations Division in 2007 and investigations had revealed that he had contacts with the slain terrorist leader from his school days and had procured weapons for the terrorist outfit.

The Irish passport holder had even purchased a ship for the terrorists. He had on many occasions direct contact with terrorist leaders including Soosai, Thamilselvam, Nadesan and many others. The incriminating evidence was found from his laptop recovered during the time of his arrest.

The Ministry of Defence said that G. Jeyasundaram has pleaded guilty for the charges against him and has expressed willingness to undergo rehabilitation. State prosecutors will study the possibility of bringing amendments to the charges in order for him to undergo the rehabilitation process.

Jeyasundaram has told court that terrorists are the worst violators of human rights and urged all the people and the remaining LTTE groups to cease to support any more separatist agendas in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Defence said.

“He requested the LTTE factions abroad, V.Rudrakumaran in the US, father SJ Emmanuel in the UK, and Perinpanayagam Sivaparan, Alias Nediyawan in Norway to immediately cease their actions as they are doing more harm to the Tamil community living in Sri Lanka,” the Ministry of Defence added.

“I operated two companies in Singapore namely Jeyapack and Harrie Merchant which were used to channel funds to and from the LTTE terrorist organization from various foreign countries including but not limited to Switzerland, Canada and Singapore. I purchased a merchant vessel by the name of MV Fenshun 7 through my company Harrie Merchant to be used by LTTE for illegally transporting weapons and ammunition to be used by LTTE. I was once deported from Singapore in 1985 for supporting LTTE terrorist activities,” he was quoted as telling court. (Colombo Gazette)