If President Trump says AMERICA FIRST how come US citizen Rudrakumaran is ‘Prime Minister’ of a “Government” called TGTE and aspiring to create Tamil Eelam?
Posted on February 5th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge

 The President of the United States of America has clearly indicated to the world that his administration’s policy will be America First & Americans First. However, US citizen Rudrakumaran who incidentally continues to be banned by the Government of Sri Lanka since April 2014 incorporating the UN Security Council Resolution 1373 is ‘Prime Minister’ of LTTE front Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam and legal counsel for US banned LTTE. There is only one US President and he is Donald Trump. There is no such provision for Prime Minister Rudrakumaran in any US constitution nor provision for a government called TGTE and a state called Tamil Eelam. US citizens are enjoying US privileges not to be creating governments in the sky out of the money that should go into the welfare of the US state. These are important issues that the FBI and US state authorities need to seriously investigate. Many of the LTTE lobbies had been influencing Obama-Clinton Administration & even UN/UNHRC. During the run-up to the elections pro-Eelam Tamil political party TNA members were even dashing over 1000 coconuts to ask the Gods to make Hillary Clinton the President. To balance the scales the same entities had to been lobbying the Trump campaign too. However, if the norm is America First, the US authorities need to seriously investigate TGTE and its ‘Prime Minister’ as LTTE remains banned as a foreign terrorist organization since 1997.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam website – http://www.tgte-us.org

This youtube video shows Rudrakumaran speaking with the banned LTTE flag next to the US flag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brDnMRWJJvM (2010)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJecykY5wng (in 2015 in New York again with banned LTTE flag and US flag) how right is this?

Internationally banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or LTTE survived 30 years due to support of an international network that funded and lobbied foreign entities to support them. Many holding foreign passports aided and abetted terrorism by providing material/tangible and intangible support.

President Trump must investigate US citizen Rudrakumaran

  • For providing material support to a FTO (Rudrakumaran was LTTE’s legal advisor) as US citizens are prohibited to do so. It is a violation of US federal laws.
  • V Rudrakumaran was LTTE’s legal advisor during talks with the Government of Sri Lanka

o   Thimpu Talks in 1985

o   Canberra Conference in 1996

o   Organized LTTE Heroe’s Day in New Jersey in November 1998 (a year after LTTE was declared a FTO by US Govt)

o   Coordinated agreement between LTTE and South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in July 2002

o   Convened LTTE Constitutional Committee in Paris August 2003

o   Peace Talks in Thailand, Norway, Germany 2003

o   Coordinated defence at Rajiv Gandhi assassination trial in India in 1997

o   He challenged US designation of LTTE as a terrorist organization in the Suresh Manikkavasagar trial in Canada

o   Negotiator for LTTE in Oslo Talks in 2006

o   Negotiator for LTTE in Geneva Talks in 2006

o   Gave LTTE policy statement in Switzerland 2006

o   Addressed Tamils in Germany September 2009

o   Issued LTTE Heroes Day statement in November 2009 (LTTE leader was killed in May 2009 by the Sri Lankan Government forces)

Proof of his role as legal advisor can be sourced from the minutes of meetings held between GOSL and LTTE as well as the Conciliation Resources Publication 2005 and many other websites/internet articles.

US citizens who hold allegiance to the US flag and pledge to uphold American values and US constitution cannot be working for banned entities and holding portfolios as PM of a Provisional Transnational Government and holding elections on US soil while canvassing to create a country somewhere else?

President Trump’s team should investigate to find out how many illegal immigrants are part of this TGTE set up and are using bogus names to cover up their illegal status! As an immigration lawyer, Rudrakumaran has been handling many bogus refugee claimants. Some of these may even be LTTE cadres living and voting illegally in the US and as per new US immigration laws they too need to be vetted.

http://www.c-r.org/who-we-are/people/author/visuvanathan-rudrakumaran clearly identifies Rudrakumaran’s role as legal advisor to LTTE – a FTO banned by US since 1997.

An article by Sarah Stodder on TGTE website is titled The Tiger Lawyer’ (LTTE were known as Tigers) http://souciant.com/2016/04/the-tiger-lawyer/

What Trumps’ team must take stock of is that in June 2010 the US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the ‘material support’ statute 18USC 2339B case involving LTTE and Kurdish Workers Party PKK both designated FTOs by US in 1997.

  1. Rudrakumaran has violated US law and should be investigated for ‘knowingly providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization’.

Whether foreign terrorist organizations meaningfully segregate support of their legitimate activities from support of terrorism is an empirical question. When it enacted section 2339B in 1996, Congress made specific findings regarding the serious threat posed by international terrorism. One of those findings explicitly rejects plaintiffs’ contention that their support would not further the terrorist activities of the PKK and LTTE: ‘Foreign organizations that engage in terrorist activity are so tainted by their criminal conduct that any contribution to such an organization facilitates that conduct.’”

Material support = ‘any property, tangible or intangible or service including currency or monetary instrument or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safe houses, false documentation or identifications, communications equipment facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who may be or include oneself), transportation except medicine or religious materials”. Peacemakers’ were also included to this list.

The case involved demand by 2 US citizens and 6 domestic organizations to provide humanitarian and political support to the LTTE via monetary contributions and tangible aid, legal training and political advocacy.  That the highest court in US upheld that providing material support was a violation means that so long as LTTE remains proscribed as a FTO by the US, Rudrakumaran has no business to continue his TGTE government, function as its Prime Minister or work towards creating LTTE’s Tamil Eelam.

In 2013 Rudrakumaran was publicly reprimanded by the United States Courts Committee on Admissions and Grievances for serious misconduct  –http://www.priu.gov.lk/news_update/Current_Affairs/ca201401/20140109us_court_publicly_reprimands_eelam_leader_rudrakumaran.htm

Though Rudrakumaran will use US 1st Amendment guaranteeing ‘free speech’ to defend himself, he cannot absolve himself of being legal advisor to a banned terrorist organization when the clause ‘under the direction of or is in coordination with foreign groups that the speaker knows to be terrorist organization’. LTTE was banned since 1993 by India and since 1997 by US. Rudrakumaran publicly spoke on behalf of the LTTE: http://tamilnation.co/conflictresolution/tamileelam/cnfZU06/05rudrakumaran.html

Violating USSC 23398 (a) (1)

 Whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. To violate this paragraph, a person must have knowledge that the organization is a designated terrorist organization . . ., that the organization has engaged or engages in terrorist activity.”

US continues to ban LTTE as a FTO. Moreover, in 2014 US State Departments ‘Country Reports on Terrorism 2014’ confirmed that LTTE’s international support network and financial network was alive inspite of LTTE’s defeat in May 2009. As US is looking to clean up all the misadventures of Obama-Clinton administration which supported LTTE separatism, it is time the new US authorities at least begin investigating these entities which are using its illegal/legally gained monies to lobby US congressmen and other policy makers. With US President declaring that lobbying will not be entertained, the LTTE fronts stand guilty of such misdeeds.

We look forward to President Trump taking action against individuals and groups who are banned by the US Govt as a FTO but knowingly providing material support to them.

Shenali D Waduge

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