Visvanathan Rudrakumaran

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Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran
Born Sri Lanka
Nationality American
Occupation Lawyer
Known for Prime Minister of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran (Tamil: விசுவநாதன் ருத்ரகுமாரன்) is the Prime Minister of the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, which aims to create a separate Tamil homeland called Tamil Eelam in the island of Sri Lanka. He was the former legal advisor to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). By profession he is a lawyer in the United States. He is currently a US citizen and lives in New York City.

Early life[edit]

Rudrakumaran is the son of the former Jaffna Mayor Viswanathan. He studied at Jaffna Central College and Colombo Law College.[1]

Legal advisor to LTTE[edit]

Prior to the military defeat of the LTTE, he was the international legal advisor to the organization's supermo Velupillai Prabhakaran and in-charge of its international & diplomatic affairs. Rudrakumaran made valuable contributions to the LTTE, including coordinating lawyers in the defense of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, assisting in Suresh Manikkavasagam trial in Canada and challenging US decision to name LTTE as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997.[1] He has represented the LTTE in several peace talks with the Government of Sri Lanka.[2]

Prime Minister of Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam[edit]

Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran is currently heading the Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam as its Prime Minister. To date referendums have been held in seven countries (Norway, France, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and United Kingdom).[3]

Disciplinary findings[edit]

On February 15, 2013 the United State Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that Rudrakumaran had engaged in "misconduct warranting discipline". Vishwanathan Rudrakumaran (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit). Text

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rudrakumaran emerges as Diaspora leader". The Island. tamilnewsnetwork.com. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "'We Will Become A Power Centre' - Rudrakumaran". Tehelka. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=30548