A man accused of helping in the 2005 murder of former Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, , was sentenced to six years and 10 months in prison by Germany yesterday. The court in Stuttgart, Germany said that he provided a sniper with crucial information to carry out the killing. The man, allegedly a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for more than 15 years, was charged as an accessory to murder. He had been living in Germany since 2012 and was arrested in January 2019. Kadirgamar was shot to death by a sniper as he was getting out of a swimming pool in his private apartment in Colombo.
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