Loading articles...

Canadians Jailed In U.S. For Trying To Buy Arms For Tamil Tigers

Two Canadian supporters of the now-defeated Tamil Tiger insurgents in Sri Lanka have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms in the United States.

Nadarasa Yogarasa and Sathajhan Sarachandran had pleaded guilty last year to providing material support to terrorists.

Sarachandran received 26 years behind bars Friday in federal court in New York. Yogarasa got a 14-year term.

The FBI lured the pair from Canada in 2006 to a meeting in New York with undercover agents posing as arms dealers. They were arrested after allegedly agreeing to a shipment of 10 surface-to-air missiles and 500 AK-47s.

Government forces routed the Tamil insurgency last year to end more than 25 years of civil war.