SOUTH INDIAN MEGA STARS TO
RAISE MILLION POUNDS FOR THE TAMIL TIGER CAUSE IN LONDON
By Walter Jayawardhana
Alexandra Palace in London, the venue where thousands of Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) supporters converged to pay their last
respects to the remains of Britain based leader Anton Balasingham and
collect funds will be once again used on the coming Thai - Pongal day
to raise one million pounds to procure arms for terrorism, Tamil sources
in London said.
Brightly Colored posters have gone up at Indian and Sri Lankan shops
in the London Metropolitan area carrying pictures of South Indian mega
stars like Sathyaraj, Malayali actress Bavana and Chennai nightingale
Chitra advertising an Alexandra Palace musical extravaganza allegedly
to raise funds for the banned terrorist organization of the Tamil Tigers
targeting one million pounds.
White Pigeon , the newly formed charity allegedly linked
with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) , that replaced the
activities of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) after the
latter two organizations were banned in the United Kingdom for raising
funds for terrorist activities is vigorously promoting the event unobstructed
in the United Kingdom.
Sources close to the organizers said 40 % of the tickets have been
already sold for this coming Thai-Pongal musical festival scheduled
to be held January 12. Thai Pongal is a major annual festival connected
with the harvesting time of the Hindus.
Anti LTTE Tamil sources said it is most regrettable that the resources
of two countries , namely the United Kingdom and India, are funneled
to enrich a terrorist organization that has been banned in both countries.
An up and coming poetess political figure highly connected with the
ruling DMK in Chennai and the LTTE has been instrumental in obtaining
the support of the Chennai artists for the show, informed sources said.
The Saturday evening event which is expected to draw thousands of LTTE
supporters from all over Europe is expected to raise at least one million
pounds, organizers have declared.
Singer Karthik, actor Jeeva, singer Haris Rajendra, young heart throb
Sipi a son of actor Sathyaraja are also billed to perform in this fund
raising event entitled Mega Musical Festival - 2008 among
scores of others.
Alexandra Palace a huge audience hall available for rent, could accommodate
A VIP ticket at the festival is priced at One Hundred British Pounds
while a family ticket of four people is priced at 75 pounds. A lower
class Individual ticket would cost 25 pounds.
The LTTE which went underground after the British proscription became
bolder during recent times and was once again seen raising funds in
front of Londons innumerable Hindu temples on the New Year day.
The Glenmore Group of Campanies ,a financial and property enterprise
and Nomi Mobile telephone company are the sponsors for the White Pigeon,
the alleged front organization of the LTTE, according to published advertisements
of the musical festival.