Sri Lanka’s elusive Marxist leader’s false identities revealed

Nov 13, Colombo: A Sinhala language Sunday newspaper of Sri Lanka quoting intelligence sources reported that the elusive leader of the dissident faction of the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) had used four different names instead of his real name Premakumar Gunaratnam.

The Rivira newspaper said the intelligence sources had verified that Gunaratnam had used four identity cards and three passports.

Two of the names he had used according to the newspaper are Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Dayalal and Wanninayakalage Daskon. He had also used the name Karunanayake.

The 46-year-old dissident leader, an ethnic Tamil who is not fluent in Tamil language, was a former engineering student of Peradeniya University. He is believed to be a hidden senior polite bureau member of the JVP.

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