Sri Lanka bans alleged Gandhi killer from traveling abroad

February 5, 2015 4:39 PM

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COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan court on Thursday barred former Tamil Tiger rebel leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, wanted by India in connection with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, from traveling abroad, a lawyer said.

Gandhi was Indian prime minister when he was killed in May 1991 by a suicide bomber at a public meeting in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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