| GEO World|
| Tamil rebels tried to buy nuke weapons from West: Sri Lanka|
| Updated at: 1100 PST, Monday, August 24, 2009|
COLOMBO: The arrested LTTE chief, Selvarasa Pathmanathan alias KP had told Sri Lankan interrogators that his organisation had tried to get nuclear weapons and nuclear know how from Western countries.
“LTTE had been the first terrorist outfit that had tried to obtain nuclear power. Had they been successful in obtaining nuclear power, it would have flowed into the hands of other terror organisations too,” a local newspaper quoted military analysts.
Interrogation had revealed that KP had been used by the intelligence services of various countries for assorted purposes. Some leading Sri Lankan politicians from the Opposition had also worked with him to get foreign governments to threaten to withhold aid to Sri Lanka if the government did not stop the war, KP had said.