Vinyagamoorthi Muralitharan - a.k.a. Karuna - an ethnic Tamil and a former Tamil Tiger leader, is now the Minister for national reconciliation.
Speaking to the BBC recently Karuna has said that the army chief, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, has informed him of a move to form a Tamil regiment. The first of it's kind.
Six hundred cadres out of 900 have already joined the army. [The] rest of my cadres are currently staying in military camps. I hope all of them will join the army once their paperwork is completed.