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On the 14th floor of a bank in the heart of London's financial world sits top city financier Arjuna Sittampalam. The "investment guru", as he is called, is reputed to have a Midas touch and a hard nose for profit. But when not enclosed within corporate confines, Sittampalam is busy working on an issue that is closer to his heart than investment bonds. The Jaffna-born international banker is an extremely vocal campaigner for Sri Lankan Tamils.
A strong LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) sympathiser, Sittampalam was chosen by the Tigers to initiate a process of rapproachement with Rajiv Gandhi. On 15 March, he met the former Congress president at his residence at 10 Janpath. The meeting-arranged at very short notice-lasted 20 minutes. There was another person present, whose name Sittampalam will not disclose. According to Sittampalam, the talks were extremely confidential, very successful and started the healing process between the LTTE and Rajiv Gandhi.Rajiv was forthright and candid.
After obtaining clearance from several quarters, Sittampalam has finally revealed the contents of the meeting exclusively to Sunday. He also calls on the Indian government to respect the wishes of Rajiv Gandhi, who was committed to finding a political solution for the Tamils in Sri Lanka."
Here are some parts of the Sunday interview :-
Q : So where does the LTTE stand after Rajiv?
Q : But with the arrests of LTTE members involved in the assassination case, there is likely to be a clampdown on the Tigers' activities in India.