B. Muralidhar Reddy

COLOMBO:London-based political adviser and ideologue of the LTTE, Anton Balasingham, is believed to be diagnosed with cancer.

Colombo-based Tamil language newspaper, Sudar Oli, in a report datelined London quoting medical reports said the cancer that had affected the 68-year-old chief negotiator of the LTTE "is at an incurable stage as it has fast spread to liver, lungs and bone marrow. "

"The exact kind of cancer will be known within a couple of days when the test report on his liver is released," the paper said adding that Mr. Balasingham was admitted to a hospital in London last Thursday.

A diabetic

Mr. Balasingham, who has had a kidney transplant, is diabetic and a heart patient. He lives in London with his Australian-born wife Adale Anne.

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