Karuna said in court that the government, through Permanent Secretary for Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, had given him the passport. On 25 January 2008 he was sentenced to nine months in prison.  He was transferred to an immigration detention centre in May 2008.
Karuna Amman Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, mer känd under sitt nom de guerre Karuna, Colonel Karuna (överste Karuna) eller Karuna Amman, är en politiker och före detta gerillaledare i Sri Lanka.
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It was formed by Karuna Amman, a former leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, after he defected from the organization in 2004. Initially a paramilitary group that helped the Sri Lankan Governmentfight the Tamil Tigers, the TMVP was registered as a political party in 2007.
Karuna Amman: Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan: 1966 Kiran, Batticaloa: LTTE leader of the Eastern Province: Karuna Amman was a major commander of the LTTE. He was involved in many successful LTTE attacks including the Second Battle of Elephant Pass. In March 2004, he broke away from the Tamil Tigers and claimed renounced violence.
In 2004, Karuna Amman fell out with the leader of the Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran, and defected from the organization on 3 March. He took around 1000 cadres with him and formed what was then referred to as the "Karuna Faction". Chandrakanthan joined Karuna and in his rebellion, and was named deputy leader of the party.
One of the factors leading to Karuna's defection to the Sri Lankan government in 2004 was his rivalry with Pottu Amman.   Pottu Amman was recalled to Jaffna , and in October 1987, when war had erupted between the LTTE and the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), he was sent to Tamil Nadu to co-ordinate the flow of supplies from India to Sri ...
Karuna Amman claimed Prabhakaran shot himself but it was denied by Fonseka who claimed the injury was from shrapnel citing the lack of an exit wound. A week later, the new Tamil Tiger leader, Selvarasa Pathmanathan , admitted that Prabhakaran was dead.
The Aranthalawa massacre was the massacre of 33 Buddhist monks, most of them young novice monks, and four civilians by cadres of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam organization (the LTTE, commonly known as the Tamil Tigers) on June 2, 1987, close to the village of Aranthalawa, in the Ampara District of Eastern Sri Lanka.