Renegade Sri Lankan leader arrives in Colombo

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Colombo, July 4 : Former Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger renegade Colonel Karuna arrived here on Friday after completing a prison sentence in the UK, British embassy officials said.

Embassy spokesman Dominic Williams was quoted by the BBC as saying that Colonel Karuna had been removed from a UK detention centre and deported to Sri Lanka on July 2.

The embassy refused to give any more details about his arrival.

A spokesman for his Tamil Peoples' Liberation Tigers party said that Colonel Karuna was "delighted" to be back home.

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