Wanted Sri Lankan terrorist on board asylum seeker vessel in Canada


76 men who entered Canada illegally, on board a ship, are now detained by Canadian border protection authorities. All 76 were Sri Lankan Tamils.

One of the men on board turns out to be a Tamil Tiger (LTTE) wanted by Sri Lanka on terrorism charges. He is also on the Interpol's wanted list.

Stewart Bell of the National Post has revealed the man is 26 year old Kartheepan Manickavasagar.

National Post
The sources said the man was Kartheepan Manickavasagar, a 26-year-old who is the subject of an Interpol notice issued by Sri Lankan authorities. He is wanted for an unspecified terrorism offence.

Meanwhile, the mysterious migrant ship that arrived in Canadian waters early on Saturday under the name Ocean Lady has been identified as the Cambodian-flagged Princess Easwary, a government official said.

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