Malaysian govt. donation to Tamil Forum questioned Colombo regards body as an LTTE front says Godage
Posted on October 7th, 2012

Courtesy The Island

October 6, 2012, 7:10 pm

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Sri Lanka is seeking details of how funds given to the Tamil Forum of Malaysia (TFM) by the Malaysian Government has been spent and the names of NGOs engaged in channeling such funds and the projects funded.

High Commissioner K. Godage, Sri Lanka’s envoy to Kuala Lumpur who will be ending his assignment and returning to Colombo shortly following a recall, earlier wrote to Tan Sri Mohamed Radzi Abdul Rahman, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in KL regarding news reports saying that the Malaysian Government had given US$ 1 million to the Tamil Forum of Malaysia.

Godage has said that the Sri Lanka Government takes the view that the Tamil Forum is a front organization of the LTTE which is pursuing the objective of establishing a separate state in Sri Lanka and that it works towards this goal with the Global Tamil Forum.

He says that the news report in the “The Star” on August 20, 2012 which he had enclosed has quoted Dr. N. Lyngkaran, President of the Tamil Forum of Malaysia saying that the forum “will ensure that the money spent was audited accordingly and that a report will be submitted to the Registrar of Companies.

They have also said that they engaged in relief work in the North and East of Sri Lanka.

“I do hope that the Malaysian Government would obtain from them the details with regard to the work they had done. I make this request as we have received reports from reliable sources that much money received from well meaning sources collected on the pretext of implementing development projects had been diverted to the LTTE front organizations particularly in Europe and the US to fund anti-Sri Lanka campaigns abroad,” Godage has said.

Following his first letter of September 7, 2012, Godage has written again on October 5 saying that he has been requested to find out details of how the money was given to the Tamil Forum of Malaysia and the names of the NGOs that has been engaged in channeling funds and the projects.

“My government wishes to have the information to ensure that such money has not been used for purposes inimical to the interest of the country,” Godage has said.

“You would no doubt appreciate that the granting of monies to foreign organizations could be abused and used for purposes claimed, constituting interference in the internal affairs of another state.”

He has further said that the High Commission is of the view that humanitarian projects and aid missions, no matter how their good intentions may well be, should be free from any kind of external influence.

Hence it is advisable to channel such funding through proper diplomatic channels, he has said.

According to a report in the “New Straits Times” of June 26, the Malaysian Government’s contribution to TFM will go towards helping 1,700 widows and orphans in Sri Lanka who lost their loved ones during the civil war.

Datuk M. Saravanan, Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister, had said that he hoped that the donation would be the starting point of a relationship between the Government and TFM.

“TFM has been helping Sri Lankan Tamils for a long time and this contribution is an acknowledgement of their work all this time,” the Deputy Minister has said.

“I have to admit that the amount is small, considering that it is to help 1,700 families, but I believe it is a good start.”

3 Responses to “Malaysian govt. donation to Tamil Forum questioned Colombo regards body as an LTTE front says Godage”

  1. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    I would be surprised if even 10% of the money received by the Tamil Forum is spent on the upliftment of the SriLankan’s in war effected areas. If at all, a small fraction might be going to Mahavir families of the Tigers or to tamil “refugees in Tamilnadu.
    I am glad that the SriLankan Govt has asked for a list of NGOs involved in thr so called development work in SriLanka, which will warn the Malaysian Govt of the possible misuse of this money by Malaysian officials working with the Tamil Forum. It would also be interesting to obtain a list of work supposed to have been done in the past by this group and referred to by the Malaysian Minister Saravanan, who has also indicated that this will be only a “small” grant for a start and many more grants would be given in the future. I smell a rat in this arrangement!

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    AS !!! I too smell a rat, I see it floating in the air.

    This TAMIL FORUM is a big Forum, you see. They can buy any top Government Official with money. In this case, it appears to be an arrangement well planned out to offset Government Funds to Private Pockets of the Malaysian Government Officers as well as the Pseudo Tamil Forum Fraudsters. It will not be long before these Tamils put BILL GATES in the shade. HIGH SOUNDING DATUK M. SARAVANAN, DEPUTY FEDERAL TERRITORIES, AND URBAN WELLBEING MINISTER HOPES THAT THE DONATION WOULD BE A STARTING POINT, OF A RELATIONSHIP IN GOING TO BED TOGETHER. GOOD JOB SARAVANAN, TAKE THE BLOODY MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT FOR A RIDE WITH TAMIL FRAUDSTERS. GOOD SHOW. YOU HAVE OPENED A BARBER SALON, RECURRING BUSINESS.

  3. Voice123 Says:

    Further evidence of Wahabist Islam terrorist tie up with LTTE terrorists. All terrorists think alike whether it is Norwegian Brehvik or Wahabists or LTTE or KKK or whoever. Time to expose them. What does our resident “Sinhala Arab” Muhammadiram have to say about this? Sell the country to the Islam terrorists, and cover your body well just in case the brothers find your backside too attractive for them to resist?! That is Sharia law.

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