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* Malaysia arrested key LTTE leaders, official says
Thu, Apr 22, 2010, 08:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: Malaysian police had arrested a number of key Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leaders among other foreign nationals between August 2009 and March this year, reported Malaysian National News Agency Bernama today.

According to the report Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has said that the Malaysian authorities have informed Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa recently of the arrest of the LTTE leaders.

The Home Minister has met the Defence Secretary Rajapaksa at the recent Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition held from 19 - 22 April at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

"Rajapaksa appreciates the efficiency of our security forces, resulting in the arrest of the LTTE leaders," Home Minister has said in a statement issued here today, Bernama reported. The report did not say how many LTTE leaders were arrested.

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