Disregarding Sri Lanka’s Banning Of Named Tamil Tiger Fronting Organizations Could Have Dire Global Ramifications.
Posted on May 5th, 2014

Insight By Sunil Kumar

May 6th. 2014
 Confounding and perhaps sidelining the UK, Canada, France, Norway and the rest of the countries ( Not forgetting Tamil Nadu and its egregious cacophonists )  that have chosen to ignore Sri Lanka’s ban on named Tamil Tiger fronting organizations which is based on years of investigative procedures and much research towards justification, the US  State Department has agreed in principle to the Sri  Lanka Govt’s long term assertion related to the ban.

 The US State Department, in its latest counter terrorism report, has announced that ” the LTTE uses the large Tamil Diaspora in North America, Europe and Asia  for their activities, countries such as Canada, France, UK and Norway where the Diaspora are present in large numbers  must exercise caution against them.”

To this list another country which needs inclusion is India or parts thereof, (to be fair to the Administration) particularly Tamil Nadu which some believe is the real home of Tamil Tiger terrorism as it is from this location that the Tamil Tigers recieved much of their support during the height of the internal armed insurrection which lasted nearly three decades.

 This is a real morale booster for The Government of Sri Lanka that has been emphasizing this theme both during and after the insurrection which was put down successfully. This in the face of many attempts towards reviving the terror group where calls from India’s DMK Party leader Karunanidhi to ignore the ban and the rest of the band wagon that prefers to slight and waive off the importance of the ban become very insignificant towards worthlessness.

 It also needs to be noted here that these calls of caution have been found verifiably true and plausible in the face of the recent discovery and dismantling militarily of an LTTE – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam( a.k.a.  Tamil Tigers ) revival in Northern Sri Lanka where the Government has taken appropriate action and is  on the constant alert towards similar attempts which the world should note and such ocurrences could easily propagate globally. Something the US Government in the report, to all intents and purposes perhaps is trying to emphasize.

 It seems significant that the anticipated sources of origin are monitored and quelled towards preventing dire ramifications to an already imperiled world as a result of the spread of other forms of terrorism which have become the scourge of the world today albeit in a lesser degree than what it was during and upto the times leading to 9/11  where the US has taken stringent measures to ensure it will never recur and Homeland Security ever on the alert!

 It has become very apparent in the world today as highlighted in the US report that “Pro LTTE Tamil Diaspora organizations are still functional and active in their operations in North America, Europe and Asia, and they have not stopped promoting the mission of the slain terrorist leader Prabhakaran to set up a separate state in Sri Lanka despite the LTTE’s military defeat in the country in 2009,” which the Government of Sri Lanka has also drawn attention to.
 
This  report issued by the US State Department on the situation of the LTTE and their international operations that continued before and after the defeat of the LTTE points out that~ “The group (LTTE) employed charities as fronts to collect and divert funds for their activities.” Something which countries like Canada, France, the UK, Norway and others have often turned a blind eye to based on agendas it is presumed as beneficial towards staying power of the political existences of the related hierarchies  and the strength of the support Tamil expatriates provide in vast numbers quite overlooking the dangers that come with it.
 
The Government of Sri Lanka has further emphasizsed somewhat alarmingly that “These Diaspora groups are not to be taken lightly by the international community.They have funded the LTTE terrorists to the extent that they could have an amphibious force. They had the Sea Tigers and a nascent air wing, the Air Tigers they called these forces. Moreover they had a cardre of suicide bombers, among them women.

The LTTE-made human bombs that killed Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 and President of Sri Lanka Ranasinghe Premadasa in 1993.
In this respect alone, Canada, France, UK and Norway et al should not disregard where they are being led by these Diaspora campaigners. We believe that they should not ignore the possibility of the boomerang effect of terrorism encouraged by these groups.We hope that these countries take notice what we say here as a country that suffered immensely by terrorism.”
 
While there is neither conjecture nor speculation in this response there is a sense of urgency in the message it conveys to the world that the threat of the resurgence of Tamil Tiger terrorism cannot be taken lightly and always looms on the horizon.

Endorsing the US State Department the GOSL has further indicated that ” It is a correct observation with all its resourcefulness to monitor and investigate terrorist operations in the world, has said that the Diaspora Groups have continued the LTTE’s financial network of support throughout 2013, exactly what we have been saying throughout that year and now.The US State Department’s report is a justification of the recent decision taken by the government to ban 16 Tamil Diaspora groups.

Several European countries including the Canadian Government reacted negatively over this decision and said that they will not recognize it. If they cannot recognize the decision of the Sri Lankan Government to ban these groups, it is high time for the whole of Europe, North America and Asia to take the word of the US for its significance.We the GOSL believe that US thinking is right on the matter. It is high time that countries having large Tamil Diaspora groups take appropriate attention to the problem and commit themselves to combat terrorism to ensure international security,” which has been verifiably quoted  from a report compiled by Cabinet Minister the Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka.

It needs therefore to be reiterated that disregarding Sri Lanka’s ban of  the named Tamil Tiger fronting organizations ever active around the globe today could have dire ramifications.

16 Responses to “Disregarding Sri Lanka’s Banning Of Named Tamil Tiger Fronting Organizations Could Have Dire Global Ramifications.”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    I sincerely hope those nations including Tamil Nadu who disregard Colombo’s warning will reap the harvest of the terrrorists they host. I sincerely hope that the UK, US to the EU to Canada experience the ugly side of the Tamil Tigers when they join hands with other terrorist cells to perpetrate terrorist acts upon their soil.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    BW,

    They already are!!

    YET ANOTHER bomb blast in Tamil Madu 2 days ago.

    This is the 3rd bomb attack in a week and 17 more bombs found near the NUKE PLANT. One more could have been on the arse of Chidambiram (Lok Sabha MP from TN). UNFORTUNATELY the attempt was foiled.

    These were by TN Liberation Front. They have VOWED to BUST Kundikulam nuke plant. Financed by US and Christian NGOs. The NUKE plant is RUSSIAN.

    In addition 2 SL TAMIL SPEAKING MUSLIMS have been arrested for plotting to bomb 2 embassies in TN. Both had ties with AZATH SALLY’S Tamil Muslim Liberation Front. GOSL should hand him over to RAW along with HACK-HIM, JIHAD-MUZZA and JIHAD JABEER.

    More the merrier!

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Off topic but important.

    This is from WASHINGTONPOST.COM names have been changed to SL context.

    This can happen to SL. Better be prepared.

    The day brought new setbacks to Sri Lankan forces, with four troops killed and the helicopter shot down by rebel forces in clashes near Jaffna that spanned several hours.

    It was the fourth Sri Lankan helicopter to be shot down in recent days. In a visit to a checkpoint near the fighting, Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary acknowledged that after years of neglect, his country’s military is weak and lacks basic supplies.

    “Understand the real situation,” he said, wearing combat fatigues and a black bulletproof vest. “Our army has been destroyed methodically for the past few years. We don’t have a normal army. We don’t have the appropriate special forces. What is happening now is a combat shakedown, the first in the past few years. We are figuring out who is who, who imitates and who is really not afraid.”

    The military’s struggle to retake rebel-held cities in the north is mirrored by the police force’s inability to maintain law and order, an impotence that pro-Indian militants are fully exploiting.

    Monday’s clashes came just as normal life was beginning to return to Jaffna, a city of about 750,000 people, with pedestrians strolling across the central square and light traffic wending its way through heavily barricaded, potholed streets lined with trees.

    The relative calm was shattered at mid-morning by a loud explosion and the sound of sporadic gunfire.
    Kovil bells pealed, and rebel officials scurried home from the fortified city council building. Two armored personnel carriers, captured last month from Sri Lanka’s military, emerged from the rebels’ nearby headquarters packed with men in camouflage bristling with weapons and apparently heading for the front line.

    Barricades of tires, sandbags, trees, concrete blocks and old trucks, almost deserted before the explosion, were quickly defended by jumpy armed men; both the rebels and the Sri Lankan army closed roads in and out of the city for several hours.

    The Sri Lankan military helicopter was shot down by heavy machine-gun fire near Jaffna about 2:30 p.m. local time, the Defense Ministry announced. The Mi-24 helicopter crashed in a lagoon, and its pilots were rescued by Sri Lankan security personnel, the ministry said.

    Also Monday, the government of neighboring Tamil Nadu, with a large Tamil-speaking population, placed its borders on alert, citing the unrest in Sri Lanka.

    The war of words between India and Sri Lanka continued to escalate, as India condemned the Sri Lankan push against separatists in the east who want to see the region aligned with Delhi.

    “The Colombo organizers of terror against their own people should think again and stop the bloodshed, remove troops and finally sit down at the table of negotiations to start normal dialogue on ways to solve the political crisis,” the Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Sri Lankan, Chinese and Pakistani officials have said that India has a hand in the unfolding chaos.

    In Colombo, the Sri Lankan government announced that it was temporarily closing all checkpoints and border crossings between Sri Lanka and Mannar — which India annexed in March — because of the unrest.
    The closures effectively halt travel by boat and road from Sri Lanka to several cities on the Mannar Islet, which juts
    into the Palk Strait.

    In addition, Sri Lankan authorities set up roadblocks around the capital as a preventive measure ahead of an important national holiday, the acting president said Monday. In a statement on his official Web site, he said the extra security is a precaution against possible “provocations” by pro-Indian separatists ahead of Victory Day on Friday.

    The May 19 holiday marks LTTE’s capitulation to Sri Lankan forces and has long been celebrated with patriotic fervor by Sri Lankans. Sri Lankans worry that the holiday could inflame passions among pro-Indian separatists, who have cast themselves as the historic inhabitants of northern Sri Lanka.

    Besides the four Sri Lankan troops killed Monday, about 30 were wounded, the government said. Rebel accounts of casualties varied widely from four to 20 dead.

    Rebels accused the army of inflicting civilian casualties Monday; the Defence Ministry said rebels had taken shelter in residential areas, using civilians as human shields. It was not possible to independently confirm the assertions.
    Defence Secretary told reporters that the security forces’ advance was being slowed by strict orders not to fire on civilians.
    “We are tied down by the civilian population,” he said, according to the AP news agency. “Some people support us and some do not. It doesn’t matter. The Sri Lankan military cannot shoot civilians.”

    Sri Lanka’s state security office said that rebels fired on a minibus ferrying wounded soldiers out of the combat zone but that the bus was armored and further deaths were avoided.

    Jaffna is encircled by Sri Lankan security forces, the Defense Ministry said, although civilian traffic is being allowed to pass army and rebel checkpoints most of the time after searches and questioning.

    But just a short drive south, the towns of Kilinochchi and Mankulam remain in rebel hands, with barricades flying the red separatist flag.

    In Baticaloa, a special police battalion was deployed by the central government to help restore order, the defence secretary said. The move came a day after pro-Indian militants attacked a police station in Batticaloa and freed 67 of their allies, who had been detained during violent clashes Friday.

    The defence secretary said the SF-1 police battalion had arrived in the country’s fifth-largest city to calm tensions that
    spiked when local police were unable — or unwilling — to control pro-Indian mobs. He said the failure of local police to keep order in Batticaloa was an “outrage” and possibly criminal.

    The special police unit, he said, was recently formed with the assistance of “citizen activists,” presumably to ensure its loyalty to the government. The defence secretary said the entire leadership of the local police force had been dismissed, and he pledged an investigation of their role in the violence.

    As questions arose about the effectiveness and loyalty of the police in restive areas of the country the president said the government was forming special police units and reshuffling the leadership of several local police forces.

  4. Marco Says:

    Just in case the well informed Lankaweb community missed this piece in the Sunday Times over the weekend:-

    US joins Canada in rejecting Govt’s list of terrorists

    Assistant Secretary Biswal holds extensive talks with Tamil groups affiliated to banned groups, while PR firm carries media ads supporting domestic war crimes inquiry

    The United States became the second country to ignore the UPFA Government’s prohibition order on 16 Tamil diaspora groups and 424 of their members on grounds that they are allegedly involved in terrorist activities. Some of those listed were among those who were at the Department of State in Washington DC last Thursday. They were part of a delegation that met Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia. It was organised by the United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC). The Chatham House Rules were imposed on the meeting to encourage openness and information sharing. Under these rules, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Later that day, Biswal attended a farewell reception for outgoing Sri Lanka Ambassador Jaliya Wickremasuriya. Though named High Commissioner for Canada, his agreemont has still not been cleared by the Government in Ottawa.

    A US Embassy spokesperson in Colombo said yesterday: “Yes, we can confirm that Assistant Secretary Biswal met with several Sri Lankan civil society representatives at the State Department to discuss the human rights situation in Sri Lankan and what can be done to support the Sri Lankan people. In addition to our government and private sector meetings, we regularly engage with a wide range of actors across Sri Lankan civil society and the diaspora, and this was the most recent engagement.”

    The USTPAC itself is not a prohibited body. However, it is a constituent of the London-based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) which has been prohibited. They were actively campaigning in the past three years with the GTF over consecutive US resolutions on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC. They have travelled together with GTF and Tamil National Alliance members to canvass support from member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council. USTPAC’s immediate past President Elias Jeyarajah, who is one of the 424 listed persons, was present at the meeting. This is what the prohibition order on him said: Name: IN/CA/20123/333 Elias Joseph Jeyarajah Title: NA (Not Available) Designation: NA PP (Passport No) NA, DOB (Date of Birth) NA, Place of Birth NA, Living in USA Address (Sri Lanka): NA, Address (Foreign): Raleigh, North Carolina. Listed on: 25th February 2014. Other information: NA

    The hour long meeting focused on a number of issues including matters arising from the last US resolution moved at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva in March. US officials including those who were in Geneva were present. Some of the participants cited Canada’s decision to suspend a voluntary contribution of US$ 20 million to the Commonwealth Secretariat while the chair is Sri Lanka and wanted to know what the US proposed to do. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in Ottawa that the money would instead go to other programmes that promote Commonwealth values.
    Members of the Tamil Diaspora groups wanted what they called “targeted sanctions” imposed on Sri Lankan leaders and officials. They were alluding to similar sanctions imposed by the US on selected Russian officials. This came after Moscow ‘annexed’ Crimea, a part of Ukraine, as Russian territory after a ‘referendum.’ They had wanted to know what impact the outcome of the on-going Indian parliamentary elections would have on Sri Lanka. They were told to wait and see. Biswal had given a briefing to some 15 members of the delegation from six different groups on matters relating to her last visit to Sri Lanka and had expressed her disappointment over lack of progress on the part of the Government to US initiatives. All of the opposites of what the US and the World had wanted were happening, she is learnt to have said.

    That the US moves to ignore the Government’s prohibition order was notwithstanding the latest State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism report noting that “despite its military defeat at the hands of the Sri Lanka Government in 2009, the LTTE’s international network of sympathizers and financial support persists.” The report said that the “Sri Lanka Government continued to maintain a strong military presence in post-conflict areas and continued to voice concern about the possible re-emergence of pro-LTTE sympathisers.”

    Those remarks seem to have coincided with the Government’s own position. It was on March 21 that the Government promulgated regulations through a Gazette notification designating “groups” and “persons” who are attempting to commit or facilitate “terrorist acts.” Sixteen groups were listed together with the names of 424 persons. The order is enforced by the Chief of National Intelligence, retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana and has frozen “funds, financial assets and economic resources” of the groups and individuals. However, it is not clear how much of such assets are available in Sri Lanka. After instances of financial remittances to individuals in Sri Lanka coming to light, a probe is now under way. Banks have been asked to provide inward remittance details of not only the prohibited organisations and persons but also others too. Most of them are to addresses in the North. The regulations in question are based on a 1968 law that has given effect to certain provisions of the Charter of the United Nations. Called the United Nations Act No 45 of 1968, it deals with the UN Charter signed in San Francisco on June 25, 1945. Article 49 relates to measures (not involving the use of armed forces) the Minister of Foreign Affairs may take through regulations to give effect to decisions of the Security Council. In this instance, it relates to “counter terrorism” measures.

    After the new regulations were promulgated, the Ministry of Defence warned in a statement that “an attempt for resurgence of terrorism in Sri Lanka surfaced in general area Pallai in the Jaffna peninsula calling for launching another phase of the LTTE struggle for a separate state.”
    On April 24, this issue formed the subject of a briefing to Colombo based diplomats by External Affairs Minister, G.L. Peiris. His news release on the event said “….there is compelling evidence regarding the remittance of substantial sums of money from overseas for planned terrorist activity. As a result of extensive investigations in recent weeks, the government is aware of the sources of this funding in several instances and the bank accounts into which the money had been paid. 65 arrests have been made, and 19 persons have been released after questioning…..” At least two diplomats, whose countries are mentioned in the prohibition order, sought to obtain details and declared their own agencies would then be able to probe the matter further. However, Peiris replied that it could not be done immediately. Once the investigations were over, he said, the details would be made available them.

    The first to reject the move last week was Canada. Foreign Minister Baird and his deputy, Minister of State Lynne Yelich issued a joint statement in which they expressed “concern” over “the listing of 16 entities and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorist activities, including some with ties to Canada.” They said, “Sri Lanka’s action has no legal effect in Canada; it does not constrain the freedom of listed groups and individuals to lawfully express their views in Canada.” The statement noted that “diaspora communities play an important role in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict reconciliation process and the action by the Sri Lanka Government could further hinder progress on reconciliation.” It pointed out that under Canada’s Criminal Code, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is on the list of terrorist entities since 2006 and said the World Tamil Movement was added to the list in 2008. Thursday’s meeting by Assistant Secretary Biswal with the Tamil Diaspora groups confirmed that the US has ignored the prohibition order too.

    It is perhaps due to the Government not being able to make available to Washington proof to confirm there indeed is a resurgence of terrorism. In Britain, a Foreign Office spokesperson said that it was up to the Colombo Government to make available evidence to confirm its assertions. The spokesperson held that the prohibition order “should not be used to prevent or stifle free speech and legitimate criticism.” However, India has acted on the information contained in the order. One of the 424 persons named, who was returning to India from Britain for medical treatment for his mother, was turned away. A similar course of action has also been taken by immigration officials in Teheran, Iran when one of those named visited that country.

  5. Marco Says:

    Sri Lanka to send evidence

    The Defence Ministry is preparing dossiers to be forwarded through diplomatic channels to different countries regarding the ban on 16 overseas Tamil Diaspora groups and 424 persons allegedly linked to terrorism, a spokesman said yesterday.

    The External Affairs Ministry issued the gazette notification banning these groups for alleged involvement in reviving the LTTE, a terrorist movement, defeated in May, 2009. It was done on the recommendations of the Defence Ministry.

    Among the proscribed organisations are the LTTE’s Trans National Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), which is active in Europe, and the UK-based British Tamil Forum (BTF). The proscription was done under UN Security Council Resolution 1373.

    Following the ban, numerous countries made inquiries about the circumstances that led to the proscription of these organisations. Afterwards, the External Affairs Ministry, backed by the Defence Ministry, briefed the diplomatic community accredited to Colombo. Sri Lanka also asked the relevant countries to classify the organisations as terrorist outfits that were promoting separatism in Sri Lanka by various means.

    However, the representatives of some countries asked the Sri Lankan authorities to substantiate its allegations against these organisations with sound evidence.

    Accordingly, the Defence Ministry is now planning to submit evidential details to these countries. Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said the ministry would prepare separate dossiers to be sent to the various countries.

    Meanwhile, Canada and the United States have already announced that this ban had no binding effect on them.

  6. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Lorenzo: Wow. I skimmed over those articles. Thanks for filling me in. I also remember around the early years of the 21st century the Al-Qaeda asking for training from the Tamil Tigers. If there is any foreign land that deserves the dark side of the Tamil Tigers it is Tamil Nadu.
    As I predicted the second phase of this war is going to take place outside of the boundaries of Sri Lanka. Of all the territories and lands Tamil Nadu has supported the Tamil Tigers for 30 years. Jayalalithaa has been screaming her head off about resurrecting Eelam. Karunanidhi has resurrected TESO and TELO. the DMK and the AIDMK were instrumental in pressuring New Delhi on the 3 human rights motions against Sri Lanka.
    It would warm my heart to see the great Meenakshi Temple blow up or at least one of her famous Gopurams. If the wind is just right I would be happy for the Tamil Tigers to blow up that nuclear plant for the radio active cloud can drift across the Dravidian lands lighting up everyone. LOL

  7. Nanda Says:

    ” The Sri Lanka Army, Navy and the Police have launched an extensive search in the general area of Ichchilampattai, Trincomalee after the recovery of a T56 weapon with several rounds of ammunition in a bag at Lanka Patuna beach near a Naval detachment on Monday (5 May). ”

    LTTE is here.
    After sacrificing so many young lives to get rid of hamumans our Rawanas are offering the backsides to Ramas.

    “India was instrumental in creating the Provincial Councils in Sri Lanka, the out going Consulate General in Jaffna V. Mahalingam said in a farewell speech in Jaffna yesterday.
    “There is a Chief Minister and other Ministers holding different portfolios in the Northern Province.
    “You cannot deny the fact that India is instrumental in creating a Provincial Council in the North that consists of eminent persons elected by you,” he said.
    Indian Envoy Venkadasalam Mahalingam was speaking at a farewell reception held at Tilco Jaffna City Hotel, Jaffna on Sunday.

  8. Nanda Says:

    “It would warm my heart to see the great Meenakshi Temple blow up or at least one of her famous Gopurams. If the wind is just right I would be happy for the Tamil Tigers to blow up that nuclear plant for the radio active cloud can drift across the Dravidian lands lighting up everyone.”

    BW, no need to develop ill will against these fools. They will suffer without your wish. Let your mind stay clear of bad thoughts.

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    Micro,

    You missed the US state department statement that Tamil diaspora is STILL financing LTTE terrorism.

    That is the biggest ENDORSEMENT of US accepting SL’s terror list.

    INTERPOL has also accepted SL’s terror list. INTERPOL issued a RED ARREST WARRENT to grill TAMIL NEDIYAVARAN.

    Get your facts right Micro. Not opinions.

    Anyway AL QAEDA is NOT a terrorist group in SL. Tamil Tigers are a terrorist group in USA!!

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    BW,

    ABSOLUTELY!

    I’m positive it will happen the way things are going in TN. Pakistan and China are EXTENDING Endia disruption methods as Endia disrupts them.

    After US troop pullout from Afghanistan this year Islamic militants will concentrate on Endia. They will TRY TO finish what MOGULS started.

  11. Sunil Mahattaya Says:

    With all due respect to BW~ and maybe no one will even read this comment as time has elapsed since the original submission, but apart from the sentiments about reprisals in various quarters for supporting Tamil Tigers and LTTE idealogies and responses needed~which are indeed justifiable it seems a bit thick, perhaps even lunacy to half as much as suggest” blowing up a nuclear plant so that the nuclear cloud could drift across Dravidian lands” as it would obviously drift across other neighbouring countries including Sri Lanka so presumably this is a tongue in cheek joke which is not funny and suggests a scenario where Lankans alongside other neighbours of India may have to bend over backwards and kiss their asses goodbye before they evaporate into nothingness!
    Leave the nukes out of it and stick to conventional means is the moral of the story here!

  12. Marco Says:

    separate the wheat from the chaff

  13. Ananda-USA Says:

    The GOSL is following up on the recent BAN against LTTE organizations by BANNING all COMMEMORATIONS of dead LTTE cadres and leaders, including the late unlamented Surya Deva, dispatched to heaven!

    Jayawewa! Heaven knows, IT IS ABOUT TIME these activities of the TNA and its Co-Conspirators were COMPLETELY SUPPRESSED, and the Laws of the Nation ENFORCED to the Hilt!

    SPARE the ROD, and ENCOURAGE the TERRORISTS!

    ……………….
    No organized events to commemorate killed LTTE cadres permitted in Sri Lanka

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    May 09, Colombo: Organized events to commemorate LTTE terrorist cadres killed in battle in the North or any other part of the country will not be allowed, the military spokesperson and the director of the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.

    The military spokesman said however, any family who had lost a member during the terrorist insurgency has the freedom to privately mourn the loss of their loved ones in keeping with their religious beliefs.

    According to Brigadier Wanigasooriya display of flags or any other insignia of the LTTE or any other organization proscribed in the recent gazette notification as organizations espousing terrorism is illegal, and therefore, will not be allowed.

    Organized events of any form to commemorate members of the LTTE will not be allowed in any part of the country as it is illegal since LTTE is a proscribed organization, he clarified.

    Meanwhile, the fifth year celebration of war victory will be held at Matara on 18 May, the Spokesman said.

    The spokesman, dismissing media reports which said that Defense Ministry was behind a decision to close universities in certain parts of the country, said the Defense Ministry does not get involved in making decisions on subjects that come under other ministries.

  14. jayasiri Says:

    From all these developments mainly in the North & East, it is commendable that GOSL fortified the garrissons in Noth in particular. Also it is necessary to build up Army , Navy, Air force in the North with extr a staff of police patrolling & keeping the hardly won peace.

    Any individual or party who PREACHES about separatism & devoltion in the present context should be INVESTIGATED so that a wrong mesage is given to people of North & East, by power hungry Politicians of North & East..

    Aprt from GOSL, the Sinhalese & other races in the North who doesn’t subscribe to TNA, LTTE ideology should keep their EARS to the groound & inform aremed forces & police IF ANY OUT OF ORDINARY acts happen in that of the Provinces I am sure Army is well versed in doing what is needed, and GOSL should help to control the situtaion BEFORE it escalates to mjor breach of PEACE…………Thank you all………ONE COUNTRY , UNDER ONE LEADER, FREE & UNITED………..J

  15. Ananda-USA Says:

    LTTE ‘OPERATION RESURRECT’ BARED

    Network operating from Europe planned to infiltrate North

    DailyNews.lk
    May 11, 2014

    The LTTE’s terror resurgence has been traced by the intelligence community to around a thousand former cadres that escaped the rehabilitation process.

    Intelligence has been able to crack open the network that under Nediyawanan and Fr. Emmanual operating from Europe, planned to infiltrate the North. Part of the work undertaken in the infiltration effort was a poster campaign that sought to sensitize the Tamil civilians to a renewed Eelam campaign. After the terror plot was bared with the interrogation of those who gave refuge to Gopi, military intelligence was led to the stash of inflammatory posters.

    Most of the key players who were in the thick of the plot this time were of the propaganda wing that was being masterminded by Nediyawanan and Fr. Emmanuel — a regular terrorist operating under cover of a Reverend’s habit, as local intelligence described him.

    Local intelligence has the facsimiles or originals of the LTTE recruitment form filled by all of the operatives that were recently banned by the Sri Lankan government.

    This information has been provided already to foreign governments. The existence of such forms means of course that all of these people named — blacklisted — are card carrying LTTE operatives.

    The Sri Lankan government’s operation to crack open the resurgent network of course began with the initial foray into Malaysia, and the move to bring KP home.

    Since then diligent intelligence work managed to crack open the desperate attempt to reorganize, and it became known that some of the financial masterminds behind the LTTE global operation were still operating in the same way they did before Prabhakaran was taken out by the banks of the Nandikadal.

    Some of these same persons were able to fund the recent effort to infiltrate the North with the aid of the more than a thousand cadre that had escaped the rehabilitation process.

    They were able to pump money into the operation to conduct the poster campaign that was launched, and one woman arrested showed intelligence officers a barrel in her compound in a residence in the North which was used as a weapons depository, albeit of a very rudimentary nature.

    The cracking of the network had also managed to secure a vessel that was apprehended at sea; those who had been recruited to operate the vessel had been subsequently freed as they were innocent people who had been working for the boats owner’s unaware of the fact that they were working for the terrorist LTTE. The story of the cracking open of the latest LTTE terror operation is multi faceted and has many components but what appears above are some of the key details.

  16. Ananda-USA Says:

    Sri Lanka Navy recovers largest stock of LTTE Pistol Ammunition

    ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    May 10, Colombo: Five years after the long-drawn armed conflict ended in Sri Lanka, security forces are still recovering the weapons left behind the fleeing LTTE terrorists.

    Sri Lanka Navy troops on May 09th recovered the largest stock of LTTE pistol ammunition ever to be recovered by the security forces.

    The Naval troops attached to the SLNS Gotabhaya of the Eastern Naval Command on information received recovered a haul of pistol ammunition buried at Vellamulli-Vaikkal area in Mullaitivu. The 681 Brigade of Sri Lanka Army assisted the operation.

    Among the stock recovered were, 120,000 of 9 x 19 mm KOPP ammunition, 2,750 of SG 12 Bore ammunition and 5,600 of 357 Magnum (Blazer) ammunition.

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