Why UK MPs supporting-LTTE terrorism


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When a terrorist organization has its international head office openly functioning from London & when its Government did pittance about it for decades what are we to think. When a terrorist organization is able to generate 40% of its foreign funds from UK, what are we to think? When UK MPs gather to bring endless proposals against a democratically elected Government citing international laws related to human rights, war crimes etc…we can simply ask what was the world doing or thinking when the LTTE were killing people, destroying property & bringing chaos?

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Why UK MPs supporting-LTTE terrorism

  1. 1. Why are UK MPs supporting LTTE terrorism?When a terrorist organization has its international head office openly functioningfrom London & when its Government did pittance about it for decades what arewe to think. When a terrorist organization is able to generate 40% of its foreignfunds from UK, what are we to think? When UK MPs gather to bring endlessproposals against a democratically elected Government citing international lawsrelated to human rights, war crimes etc…we can simply ask what was the worlddoing or thinking when the LTTE were killing people, destroying property &bringing chaos?The UK may have proscribed the LTTE in 2001 but LTTE was sharp enough toquickly change the names of their front organizations & most of these have beensuccessful at roping in foreign MPs & foreign leaders bold enough to praise theLTTE despite its country banning the LTTE. Excuse given by western police isthat they are preoccupied handling “Islamic terrorism” – given that terrorism isterrorism & the LTTE has been proscribed since 2001, the UK needs to wake upto this fact & seriously address its lethargy to treat all terrorists alike becauseLTTE has not feared to kill foreigners & now that LTTE is operating on foreignsoil it is foreign locations that are likely to be affected & with LTTE havingcommercial links with other terrorist groups the runaway LTTE cadres now livingin foreign shores will be perfect teachers for suicide missions & other clandestineoperations abroad.The factsThe British Government banned the LTTE alongside 21 other terroristorganizations on February 28, 2000. When UK banned the LTTE in 2000 underits terrorism act several MPs raised their objections. MPs Robert Evans, LindaPerham, Andrew Dismore, Dr. Jenny Tong, Jeremy Corbyn, John MacDonald,Andy Love. Similarly, Hon Andrew Love (Labour), Hon Simon Hughes (LibDem), Hon Jeremy Corbyn (Lab), Hon John McDonnell (Lab), Hon Paul Burstow(Lib Dem), Hon Susan Kramer (Lib Dem), Hon Andrew Dismore (Lab), HonAndrew Pelling (Independent), Hon Lee Scott (Conservative), Rt. Hon Keith Vaz(Lab) and the Hon Minister Bill Rammell (Lab) who joined to sing hossanahs forthe LTTE.To this list of pro-LTTE supporters we must also include MPs – Gavin Barwell,Tom Brake, James Brokenshire, David Burrowes, Edward Davey, Duncan Smith,Barry Gardiner, Zac Goldsmith, Robert, Halfon, Stephen Hammond, Nick Hurd,Joseph Johnson, Sadiq Khan, Siobhain McDonagh, Bob Neill, Richard Ottoway,Stephen Pound, Andrew Rosindell, Sarah Teather, Gareth Thomas, StephenTimms, Theresa Villiers, Angela Watkinson, Angus Robertson, Dianne Abbot,
  2. 2. Jon Trickett, Mark Hendrik, Philip Davies, Peter Bottomley, David Miliband, StellaCreasy & John Mann,Despite UK ban LTTE fundraising continuesLTTE’s defacto headquarters was in London masquerading under the name“British Tamil Association” with debit accounts in Natwest Bank.The LTTE holds 2 events each year in London despite the UK & EU banningLTTE. The 1st event is in July & held in Hyde Park where a 20ft cut out ofPrabakaran is on a stage organized by the Tamil Youth Organization. UK policehad even given permission to hold the rally.November for Prabakaran’s 50th birthday 5000 Tamils gathered in WembleyArena with entrance fee £35 per head. The principal speaker was himself a UKcitizen but LTTE theoretician – Anton Balasingham. UK has never questionedBalasingham’s connections with UK banned LTTE.White Pigeon is a LTTE front organization being investigated by the UK CharityCommission having transferred approx £500,000 from NatWestBank to theBumiputhra Commerce Bank in Kuala Lumpur to the account of the World TamilRelief Fund to purchase arms for the LTTE.These are the other LTTE front organizations – • London Tamil Manram • Tamil Co-ordinating Committee • Eelam Solidarity Campaign • Tamil Information Centre, Thamil House, 720 Romford Road, London E12 • Tamil Rehabilitation organization (TRO) , 79 Hoe Street, Walthamstow • International Federation of Tamils, 17, Birchiew Close, Yateley • World Saiva Council.The International Federation of Tamils in Surrey runs the Kalathil a well knownTamil journal with wide distribution. It also publishes booklets & pamphlets togain international support. Other publications include – • Viduthalai Puligal, - Tamil Times Tamil Times Ltd. P O Box 121, Sutton Surrey, • Tamil Nation, P O Box 373, Croydon, Surrey
  3. 3. • Network , The International Federation of Tamils 17, Birchview close • Thamilan, 19, Undine Street, London SW 17 8PP, United Kingdom. • There is also a Tamil Information Center which has a unit called the Tamil Eelam British Branch,If we recollect in 2006, a British NHS GP – Dr. Murugesu Vineyagamoorthy & hiswife Dr. Pushpam were arrested in New York by the FBI for attempting to bribe aUS Justice Dept official with 1m to remove LTTE from the US list of bannedterrorist organizations. Leaving aside the arrest the offer of USD1m is a good eyeopener as to how the LTTE operates & how big the monetary transactions are forwestern bias. Human Rights Watch in a study documented that individualfamilies & businesses had to pay money ranging from £2000 to £100,000. IfTamils do not agree they would be killed or their next of kin in Sri Lanka would beabducted & killed. That was what happened to Subramaniuam Sivakumar onJanuary 5th, 2006 who ran a grocery shop in North West London. UK policediscovered journal entries with regular payments to “LTTE boys”. Annualremittances from the UK alone both from extortion and their business activitieswas in the range of £10 million.Tamil Gang violenceIncidents involving Tamil gangs has surged with 16 such killings recorded in2005. Prabakaran’s son Charles Anthony had been a student at the University ofBelfast entry secured with the assistance of IRA’s Martin McGuinness on thegrounds that it was a “confidence building measure”. Many of the internationalcredit card scams are spearheading by the LTTE. Human smuggling &international narcotics is part & parcel of LTTE’s other crime syndicate. With allnations aware of these why have they kept silent or how much has it kept tomaintain the silence is a good question we need to ask.UK MPs & Councillors supporting LTTEHarrow Councillor Thaya Idaikaddar delivered a homily on 25 July 2006 at HydePark honoring the LTTE. While fellow Harrow Councillor Shashikala & ElizaPackiadevi Mann from Southwark had obtained permission for the 2006 HydePark rally from the Royal Parks Police. These councilors formed the British TamilCouncillors & Associates.Mr Idaikaddar is closely associated with DFID Minister Gareth Thomas whousually is an active participant in these events in his electorate. Mr Robert Evans-- another Labour member who is a member of the European Parliament (PSEgroup) -- is another active supporter.
  4. 4. The LTTE has gained control of the Hindu temples which also brings largevolumes of money – Sivayogam Hindu temple in Tooting is a good example. Thisvery temple had sent container loads of “tsunami relief in 2004” inside kitchenpots were ball bearings & other items for assembling explosives. This templealso sponsored the construction of a boat yard in Sampoor which was used forLTTE sea tigers.In August 2005 the UK Charity Commission did delist the Tamil RehabilitationOrganization (British charity number 1010029) from its list of charities since theTRO had links with the LTTE. The TRO response was to register itself under theInternational Tamil Rehabilitation Organization as a company with CompaniesHouse UK. The TRO had supposedly collected over Rs.56m to construct over600 tsunami houses in the North & East. The TRO has since 1995 sent 3mpounds from UK to the LTTE, tax free under the guise of “rehabilitation”.Incidentally, the staff of TRO are paid through the Tamil Housing Associationwhich means British tax payers were paying for salaries of terrorists! Not payingvalue added tax means defrauding the British treasury, Her Majesty’s InlandRevenue & Her Majesty’s Customs & Excise – why was action not taken whenauthorities were aware of these irregularities?Similarly, the Tamil Housing Association has raised millions of pounds throughBritish local bodies on account of them being registered charity & a HousingAssociation in the UK. The other front organization the Tamil Refugee ActionGroup was able to secure a British National Lottery grant of £78,450 pounds in1998. While the Tamil Refugee Education & Training Center also obtained aNational Lottery grant. of £155,484 pounds in 1999 covering a 3 year period.InMay 2007, UK MP for Edmonton Andy Love declared open the LTTE’s newTV station Tharisanam in Southgate, London following the previouschannel Tamil Television Network based in France being shut by theFrench authorities.Without a doubt the LTTE has been comfortably existing in UK. The TamilDiaspora which has been spearheading LTTE beyond Sri Lanka on foreignshores enjoy promoting themselves as leaders of various groups & canvassingamongst foreign MPs & foreign Government bodies as well as privateestablishments & UN & NGOs. Their ability to influence was such that they evenheld meetings in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. A good example isArunachalam Chrishanthakumar alias AC Shanthan (Head of the United TamilOrganization based in South London & later the British Tamil Association)holding regular meetings with the UK Special Branch & purchasing electricalcomponents for remote controlled bombs & eventually being convicted of aidingthe LTTE. The Special Branch had not arrested Shanthan in 2004 despite theirawareness that he had bought items including handcuffs & boots for the LTTEpolice force! Shanthan was never convicted for lack of evidence & neither was !
  5. 5. Jagatheeswaran M & his brother both charged with purchasing equipment for theLTTE.In a country that has declared the LTTE as a terrorist organization – can theLTTE be allowed to hold demonstrations? Demonstrations are part ofdemocracy but how can demonstrators holding LTTE flags chanting & supportingthe LTTE be allowed to disturb & disrupt the lives of the British public? Despiteraising this at the Parliament debate why was no explanation called from MPsJeremy Corbyn & MP Simon Hughes for supporting pro-LTTE protests? In factSimon Hughes pointed out that he knew that permission was granted 4 weeks inadvance which next questions are British authorities aware that the LTTE is abanned terrorist entity.In 1995 permission was granted for an assembly of 100 but more than 8000gathered infront of UK Premiers office claiming they were on behalf of the 65Tamil community organizations in the UK & called upon the UK Govt to condemnSri Lanka’s violations of humanitarian law & military operations.British MPs supporting LTTE terrorism41 British MPs have written to UK Premier David Cameron urging for UK tosupport calls for an independent international inquiry into allegations of warcrimes in Sri Lanka. When the LTTE has been banned in the UK since 2000why has no UK MP called for its Government to look into why UKauthorities have allowed the LTTE to prevail & why some UK MPs haveeven spoken atop pro-LTTE stages & even had links with LTTE foreignleaders? If there are some MPs siding with the LTTE surely there must be otherMPs that have not been bought by pro-LTTE connections? LTTE being a terroristorganization why is it that it is always the Sri Lankan Government that is beingpenalized & none of LTTE terror has even been treated in the same manner thatforeign governments go after Islamic terrorists?How come the voices of Dr. Kim Howells who said that the LTTE’s violent actsare well documented, that it has been proscribed since 2000 & that the LTTE’sinvolvement in killings, torture, detention of civilians & denial of freedom ofspeech is a reality is never heard by UK Parliament or the British public? Dr.Howells even went on to say that LTTE fund raising in the UK is encouraging war& not peace. Dr. Howells voice came at a time when the LTTE was involved inglobal credit card scams & various other nefarious activities. Only MP NeilGerrard & MP Peter Luff, joined in support confirming that money is being raisedin this country which goes to the LTTE. Why has UK Government preferred toallow British soil to be prostituted to raise funds for a terrorist entity whenterrorism can never be legitimized? MP Peter Luff went on to state that greatdanger lies in LTTE’s techniques being used by other terrorist groups & do we "
  6. 6. need to remind the world that it was the LTTE that launched the human suicidebomber & many of the present day suicide attacks are likely to have been carriedout following LTTE training & advice! LTTE has links to terrorist organizationsincluding the Al Qaeda & even Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination is said to have beenas a result of a foreign contract! The air training capacity of the LTTE wasconfirmed to have been obtained by Canadian-trained Tamil engineers asconfirmed by MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown. MP Geoffrey went on to say thatforeign training of LTTE cadres must be stopped & we know how true this is. Weare told that a large number of LTTE cadres managed to flee the country prior tothe fall of the LTTE – these cadres who fled to foreign shores would haveobviously connected with parties that had been instrumental in continuingterrorism in Sri Lanka & these cadres who would have remained as “refugees”would naturally be sent back with directive & orders to carry out another stage ofterrorism when the time is right. The Government of Sri Lanka must keep a tabon these “refugees’ & carry out security checks on them & incorporate them intothe rehabilitation programs forthwith.So when there are a few UK MPs who present a factual case of LTTE terrorismto the British parliament why are their voices never heard. MP Peter Luff saysthat the LTTE has never been seriously committed to the democratic process &that Prabakaran was only interested in establishing a one-party independentTamil state without democratic elections & said he had reservations about theLTTE being capable of holding dialogue. Echoing Sri Lankan public’s ownthoughts MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown stressed that no Government can or shouldgive in to demands of those who would kill & maim innocent civilians. MP EdwardDavey went on to say that most Tamils he had spoken to did not support theLTTE & many of them had fled the country because of the violence perpetratedby the LTTE against them & not the Government of Sri Lanka as is widelypublicized.Yet, despite these sane voices there are prominent UK MPs like Keith Vaz,Virendra Sharma openly supporting the LTTE & the UK Government doingnothing despite protests by the Sri Lanka High Commission. The irony is thatKeith Vaz chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee which looked into the UKcounter terrorism laws. Under UK terrorism law the LTTE is banned from raisingfunds, holding property or operating in any form, glorifying their activities orinciting others to support them. Nevertherless, both these MPs accompanied byMP MP Joan Ryan (Labor) attended the Tamil Remembrance Day alongside25,000 expatriate Tamils in UK.Incidentally, Keith Vaz jointly chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamilswith Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes. It is not difficult to presume that theseMPs are MPs because of the Tamil votes they obtain for the favors they return!Perhaps that is why UK’s anti-terrorism police investigated by Keith Vaz should #
  7. 7. speak at a rally in which suicide bombers were praised! Keith Vaz whoseLeicester East constituency has 7000 Tamils & these obviously had secured hisentry in to the UK Parliament! Another MP to speak in favor of the LTTE isRt.Hon. Douglas Alexander – British Shadow Foreign Secretary. Alexanderspeaking to a packed Tamil for Labor event demanded an international inquiryagainst the Sri Lankan Government. He also pledged to contact the UK ForeignSecretary’s office against its decision to deport 50 Tamils to Sri Lanka.There has to be saner reasons for UK MPs supporting a terrorist organization likethe LTTE & it has to be for more than just votes. Thus Scotland Yard & the HMRevenue & Customs & all UK tax agencies must investigate. It was JanesIntelligence that reported that the LTTE raised close to $300m a year. Forrecords purposes to have the LTTE banned but watch while its proxy fronts in theform of the World Tamil Forum, the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization, GlobalTamil Forum etc carry out its activities is ridiculous to say the least. Why hasforeign authorities never done anything against people like Rev. Emmanual,Suren Surendiran, Rudrakumar & a host of others? Is it not this money that isfunding all pro-LTTE propaganda including some made-up drama aired byChannel 4/BBC titled Killing Fields? Are these funds not paying for foreignpresenters, producers & directors? The British public should now startdemanding for facts & question whether accepting money from a banned terroristgroup does not equate to aiding & abetting terrorism? Perhaps LTTE hasinfiltrated into these key British authorities like they did in the foreignembassies/UN agencies/INGOs & NGOs.What can we really expect from the British Government or its parliament? TheTelegraph’s exposure on MPs misuse of state funds doesn’t showcase muchintegrity & when dwindling voter turn outs means the requirement to courtimmigrants it is easy to understand how some of these British MPs are turninganti-Sri Lankan & pro-LTTE. Though the Third World politicians are oftenaccused of corruption who would have remotely thought that British MPs wouldreimburse for furniture, servicing swimming pool boiler, for food, Christmas treedecorations, DVD player, bookshelves, bathmats, pet food, repairs tolawnmower, lavatory brushes & the list goes on & the list gets worse! Tony Blairput a claim for £7000 just 2 days prior to stepping down as PM & goes to showthat British MPs are sensitive towards money & pro-LTTE campaigners knowperfectly how to toss the carrots.The UK Government cannot ignore the fact that 40% of LTTE funds came fromUK sources despite LTTE being banned Why is it that the LTTE remains bannedon paper while the LTTE is allowed to carry out a terrorist campaign against ademocratic nation? Why is the LTTE allowed to or be even given permission tocarry out events, gatherings & promotional campaigns? What action has been $
  8. 8. taken against MPs that have spoken on LTTE platforms or even acceptedinvitations to open pro-LTTE promotional units including television stations?It is difficult to fathom why a terrorist entity has prevailed for so long when the AlQaeda was pursued by Western allies for just killing over 3000 people & evencountries were invaded without any proof of involvement.The LTTE had prevailed for 3 decades primarily as a result of foreign nationsallowing & watching the LTTE grow from strength to strength.It was the US that spearheaded a drive to portray Sri Lanka’s Govt as beingresponsible for violating international human rights law & practices which evolvedinto other western capitals parroting the same & UN & other bodies attempting totake Sri Lanka to international court totally ignoring all the terrorists acts by theLTTE over the years. Can there be a saner explanation for why westerngovernments would chide a democratically elected Government for eliminating aterrorist movement that struck terror to all the citizens of Sri Lanka while carryingout various clandestine operations internationally under the very eyes of thesewestern nations? If international human rights laws are being used to chide SriLanka for annihilating the LTTE why has the west not applied the IHLs againstthe LTTE? The general assumption was that all signatories to the covenants ofhumanitarian laws would be bound to follow them but the ambiguity lies inwestern nations attempting to disregard armed non-state actors who are notsignatories to such covenants nor follow any international laws whatsoever. If thewest treats armed non-state actors by letting them off without putting them on thedock for years of killing innocent civilians, politicians, suicides & damaging state& private property is there any need to have international laws in place at all?Is it because pro-LTTE units have successfully lobbied & won foreignlawmakers? Is it because pro-LTTE units have put millions towards foreignelection campaigns?UK MPs supporting call for an international investigations for war crimesby the Sri Lankan Government. 1. Lee Scott (Chair) 2. Virendra Sharma (Vice Chair) 3. Siobhain McDonagh (Vice Chair) 4. Simon Hughes (Vice Chair) 5. Heidi Alexander 6. Ian Austin 7. Hazel Blears 8. Peter Bottomley 9. Russell Brown 10. David Cairns 11. Martin Caton %
  9. 9. 12. Katy Clark 13. Jeremy Corbyn 14. Stella Creasy 15. Jon Cruddas 16. Jim Cunningham 17. John Cryer 18. Jim Dowd 19. Clive Efford 20. Mike Gapes 21. Barry Gardiner 22. Mary Glindon 23. Robert Halfon 24. Tom Harris 25. Margaret Hodge 26. Sharon Hodgson 27. George Howarth 28. David Lammy 29. Andy Love 30. John Mann 31. Stephen McCabe 32. John McDonnell 33. Teresa Pearce 34. Steve Pound 35. Nick Raynsford 36. Chris Ruane= 37. Joan Ruddock 38. Stephen Timms 39. Emily Thornberry 40. Gareth Thomas 41. Keith VazShenali Waduge