BERLIN -- A German court convicted a Sri Lankan man Monday of accessory to murder in the 2005 killing of the South Asian nation's foreign minister for providing his assassins with crucial information.
The regional court in Stuttgart concluded that the defendant, previously identified only as Navanithan G. in line with German privacy rules, had tipped off members of the Tamil Tigers separatist group about Lakshman Kathirkamar's whereabouts.
German news agency dpa reported that the court sentenced him to six years and 10 months imprisonment. The ruling can be appealed.
The group was defeated by Sri Lanka government troops in 2009 following a bloody, decades-long civil war.