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Lanka to hand over Prabhakaran to India if arrested: President

January 11, 2008 22:56 IST

Sri Lanka [Images] will hand over Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, once he is arrested, if India made such a request, President Mahinda Rajapakse has said.

"If they ask for him, I will send him there. ... Why not? He has killed so many people. If India wants him, certainly I will send him to India," the Sri Lankan President told NDTV's Walk the Talk programme.

"On request from them (Indian authorities), I will do whatever they want," Rajapakse said.

He maintained that Prabhakaran, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, will not be granted pardon by India.

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