Lanka asks European countries not to support LTTE remnants
With remnants of the LTTE trying to form `transnational government` with the support of ethnic Tamils settled abroad, Sri Lanka has asked the European countries not to provide any support to the groups.
Colombo: With remnants of the LTTE trying
to form `transnational government` with the support of ethnic
Tamils settled abroad, Sri Lanka has asked the European
countries not to provide any support to the groups.
Sri Lanka`s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the
EU Ravinatha Aryasinha said LTTE`s initiative to form the
so-called `Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil
Eelam` with "country working groups" at national and regional
levels in western countries was a ruse.
Addressing the 2010 Diplomatic Security Conference on
the Terrorism Situation and Trends in the EU in Brussels, he
said the situation in Sri Lanka has been peaceful since the
LTTE was defeated by Army in May last year.
The move by LTTE remnants was to perpetuate its
"terrorist" struggle; Aryasinha said and asked European
nations not to provide any political or symbolic support to
"Since 18 May 2009 (after the death of LTTE Chief
Velupillai Prabhakaran) there has not been a single bullet
fired in Sri Lanka on account of terrorism," he said.
"But when I look around in your part of the world,
over the past few months, I see arrests and convictions of
LTTE activists taking place at regular intervals," the top Sri
Lankan diplomat said.
Aryasinha said these remnant LTTE bodies have been
constituted through "pseudo" elections and comprised largely
of known LTTE members or activists.
Aryasinha said the LTTE was not just a militant body
but also had a very efficient network which spanned across
the globe and could "fool" a lot of people.
"Their organization was diversified, the assets were
scattered and they operated through numerous front
organisations and operatives," he said.