Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, alias Karuna, is preparing to embark on a European tour covering Britain, Germany and France, The Sunday Times learns.
His visa application to travel to Britain was forwarded last week to the British High Commission in Colombo.
The purpose of the visit is said to be aimed at popularizing his movement among his supporters in the three countries and organizing propaganda events.
When contacted, Karuna faction spokesman Azad Moulana declined to confirm or deny the Karuna plan. A British High Commission spokesman said they could not comment about a visa application of an individual in view of confidentiality governing visas. This is the first time, since Karuna broke away from the LTTE in April 2004 that he is planning to undertake an overseas visit publicly.