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Full Text Of The Decision: LTTE Partially Wins EU Battle Over Proscription

The LTTE achieved a partial victory yesterday when the General Court of the European Union (CVRIA) annulled the proscription on the organisation based on procedural grounds.

prabhakaranAlthough the LTTE was placed on the EU list relating to frozen funds of terrorist organizations in 2006 based on references to decisions made by Indian authorities, the LTTE contested their maintenance on the list. They stated before the CVRIA that their confrontation with the Government of Sri Lanka was an ‘armed conflict’ that falls within the meaning of the International Law, subject only to International Humanitarian Law and not to Anti-Terrorist legislation. They had gone on to state that being included in the list relating to frozen funds is based on ‘unreliable grounds’ that do not derive from decisions of competent authorities.

In consideration of the submissions made by the LTTE, the CVRIA noted that the Court finds that an authority of a state outside the EU maybe a ‘competent authority’ provided that the Council verifies at the outset that the legislation of the third state ensures protection of the rights of defense and of the right of effective judicial protection equivalent to that guaranteed at the EU level. The Court noted that since such an examination was not carried out by the Council with reference to the stance it took in including the LTTE in the list, but were based on ‘factual imputations derived from the press and the internet’.

As such the CVRIA annulled the Council measures maintaining the LTTE on EU list of terrorist organizations.

It however declared that the EU law on the prevention of terrorism also applies in armed conflict, within the meaning of international law and therefore the LTTW cannot claim the existence of an armed conflict precludes a possible application of the EU law with regard to them.

General Court of the European Union

PRESS RELEASE No 138/14

Luxembourg, 16 October 2014

Judgment in Joined Cases T-208/11 and T-508/11 Press and Information Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) v Council

The Court annuls, on procedural grounds, the Council measures maintaining the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the European list of terrorist organisations

However, the effects of the annulled measures are maintained temporarily in order to ensure the effectiveness of any possible future freezing of funds.

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are a movement which opposed the Government of Sri-Lanka in a violent confrontation which resulted in the LTTE’s defeat in 2009.

In 2006, the Council placed the LTTE on the EU list relating to frozen funds of terrorist organisations and has maintained them on that list ever since, referring to, inter alia, decisions of Indian authorities.

The LTTE contest their maintenance on the list. They submit that their confrontation with the Government of Sri-Lanka was an ‘armed conflict’ within the meaning of international law, subject only to international humanitarian law and not to anti-terrorist legislation. In addition, the maintenance on the list relating to frozen funds is based on unreliable grounds which do not derive from decisions of ‘competent authorities’ within the meaning of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP.(1)

In today’s judgment, the Court finds that EU law on the prevention of terrorism also applies in ‘armed conflicts’ within the meaning of international law. Therefore, the LTTE cannot claim that the existence of an armed conflict precludes a possible application of EU law with regard to them.

As regards the decisions of Indian authorities relied upon by the Council, the Court finds that an authority of a State outside the EU may be a ‘competent authority’ within the meaning of Common Position 2001/931. However, the Council must carefully verify at the outset that the legislation of the third State ensures protection of the rights of defence and of the right to effective judicial protection equivalent to that guaranteed at EU level. The Court finds that the Council did not carry out such a thorough examination in the present case.

The Court finds that the contested measures are based not on acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities, as required by Common Position 2001/931 and case-law,(2) but on factual imputations derived from the press and the internet.

Therefore the Court annuls the contested measures while temporarily maintaining the effects of the last of those measures in order to ensure the effectiveness of any possible future freezing of funds.

The Court stresses that those annulments, on fundamental procedural grounds, do not imply any substantive assessment of the question of the classification of the LTTE as a terrorist group within the meaning of Common Position 2001/931.

1 Council Common Position of 27 December 2001 on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism (OJ 2001 L 344, p. 93)
2 See Article 1(4) of the Common Position and Case:C-539/10 P and C‐550/10 P Al-Aqsa v Council and Netherlands v Al-Aqsa

NOTE: An appeal, limited to points of law only, may be brought before the Court of Justice against the decision of the General Court within two months of notification of the decision.

NOTE: An action for annulment seeks the annulment of acts of the institutions of the European Union that are contrary to European Union law. The Member States, the European institutions and individuals may, under certain conditions, bring an action for annulment before the Court of Justice or the General Court. If the action is well founded, the act is annulled. The institution concerned must fill any legal vacuum created by the annulment of the act.

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    Very interesting indeed!

    A much needed shot in the arm for violently racist monkeys in the LTTE Die-ass-pora.

    Will our European friends indulge in such leniency towards following groups as well:
    1. Islamic State
    2. Al Qaeda
    3. Al Nusra Front
    4. Ansar Al Islam
    5. Hamas
    6. PKK
    7. Taliban

    Just wondering.

    Cheers!

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      Ben Hurling,

      Stop being a bully,

      Let’s pray that next is the UNHRC verdict on Sri Lanka being guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide of Tamils.

      Sri Lanmka’s lies and deceit will unravel one by one and truth shall out itself in due course.

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        Thiru,

        Not only is it a shot in the arm for your friends in the LTTE Die-ass-pora.

        It is superb a opportunity for the Rajapassa Clan to govern forever. Using people’s justifiable fear of a revival of the ruthless LTTE. True or fake.

        Gota will use it to hasten the building of “Garrison Republic of Sri Lanka”. Which will benefit the Hamba clan, cronies & henchmen endlessly.

        Europe never fail to help us Sri Lankans, when we need them.

        Just like they helped us with the protracted battle against racist LTTE terrorists over 30 years. By letting LTTE fundraise, organize and run propaganda from their soil.

        Way to heal hearts and minds in Sri Lanka, Europe!

        Cheers!

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          Ha Ha
          Damn Sinhala fool like u believe Jaffna library burnt by LTTE, what u expect poor Sinhala villager….wake up u damn fool, u Sinhala never ever come out from u r stupid maha moda vamsa mind shit set…let Tamils rule them in their own land…u get out from their land…..free 4 u, free 4 us…
          cheers

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            [Edited out]

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              .
              Why?

              :-)

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            Thiru, Mahinda thanks you for proving his point and helping him get a third term. Your laptop awaits you.

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          Ben Hurling just get rational, start to think straight. who coined this adjective “ruthless LTTE” you NEED TO DWELL ON this subject because much were fabricated stories just to frighten and play the communal card with the Sinhala masses and to win their support to prop up their own regimes from 1977. Much more to analyse as facts are hidden to see only one side of he coin.

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          Ben Hurling

          When are you going to stop looking at each issue through LTTE tainted glass (or its ar**)?

          This could be a move on the part of Europe to bring the LTTE sleepers, supporters, former fund raisers, black mailers, propagandists, …………… out in the open which could later help them monitor and deal with them appropriately and in timely manner.

          Hindia and US brought in Norway to expose LTTE’s political bankruptcy, internal contradictions, its misplaced trust in violence alone and weaknesses. The peace process immensely helped to weaken LTTE as lethal fighting force. It is similar to the role Norway played in the Israeli Palestinian conflict which stopped the momentum of Intifada altogether, exposed PLO and weakened its resolve to continue with its earlier successful people’s struggle. PLO never recovered since.

          When Norway played its role according to pre written script the stupid Sinhala/Buddhists complained, protested, raged, screamed, … over the closeness of Norway LTTE relationship. Norway very well knew it had to keep friends close and enemies closer.

          If there is a crisis there is also an opportunity. The Sinhala/Buddhist mind grabs the opportunity and make it into crisis.

          Wake up. LTTE is fnished. Hindia is both your defender and destroyer. Hindia for the past 35 years repeatedly said it was not for Thamil Eelam, and Hindians supported and stood by this country from 2005. Again Hindia if necessary would not hesitate to repeat what it did from 2005 to 2009.

          Please relax.

    • 15
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      Why don’t you add Buddhist Sinhala racist donkey state has a history of six decades of TERRORISM.

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      Has SL banned IS, AQ, etc.?

      NO!

      So who is the hypocrite here?

      IF SL wants LTTE to remain banned, ban IS, AQ, Jihad, etc.

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        Tamodaya if you any thing like Sinhalamoday aka Antany Peter from Wellington New Zealand your are the Hypocrite.

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      IF LTTE can be considered as NOT a terrorist, ISIS is not a terrorist as well.

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        tea boy modi must be scratching his backside not knowing how to follow the south block policy of lies lies and lies.

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        sach

        “IF LTTE can be considered as NOT a terrorist, ISIS is not a terrorist as well.”

        Of course JVP/DJV “Deshapremi Janatha Viyaparaya were not terrorists either.

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      “Well, I believe that terrorism is a tool that has been utilized throughout history to achieve certain objectives.Some have been idealogical others territorial.There are personally driven terroristic objectives. The bottom line is, you can’t lump all terrorists together.And I think we have got to do a much better job of clarifying what are the motivations, the raisons d’etre of terrorists, I mean what the Tamil tigers are fighting for in Sri Lanka or the Basque separatists in Spain or the insurgents in Al-Anbar province may only be connected by tactics. They may not share all that much in terms of what is the philosophical or ideological underpinning”
      -Hillary Clinton

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      SO COLOMBO TELEGRAPH is Full of articles so called people who love LAw and Justice and very quick to point the ills of the Government.. Cant wait to see their Response to this.. Awaiting articles of Disgust.. Yet still none. And cant wait to see the Human Rights group such as AI and HRW and others outrage. over this decision..I am sure the TNA and those BTF and GTF who would be outraged as during the HR session against Sri Lanka wanted Boths sides investigated.. Yet Tried their best to leave One side out and could not even bring them selves to say the name of the other side. I am sure its the same EU once conducted the investigation which found that it was the LTTE that Murdered Mr Kadarigama. SO their Judgement was based on Unrealiable media reports.. Hmm The same media reports those nations used to Vote against Sri Lanka. Should Get GOSL to get that decision Null as well.. BUT I AM STILL WAITING FOR COLOMBO TELEGRAPH CONTRIBUTORS WHO DAILY DISTAIN VIOLENCE, TO WRITE EVEN 1 SENTENCE TO CONDEM THIS DECISON.. YET NOTHING TO DATE.

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    I thought the LTTE was dead and buried and the government was just using them as an excuse according to the overnight human rights activists :D

    Doesn’t it make you glad Sri Lanka didn’t allow the LTTE terrorist rats in the country to scurry out through these kinds of loopholes and technicalities :D

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      SSS – “Doesn’t it make you glad Sri Lanka didn’t allow the LTTE terrorist rats in the country to scurry out through these kinds of loopholes and “

      can you please expalin what legal loopholes and technicalities exist in Sri Lanka?

      The only judicial loophole in Sri Lanka is the Rajapakse regime loophole..

      After handing out gold and land to a selected few Douglas stooges, do you expect MaRA to lift the ban on LTTE in Sri Lanka, using this loophole, in order to win the next Presidential election.? and what bullshit argument will you come up with when that happens.

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        There is a travel ban for Tamils and foreigners to North in Srilanka even after 5 years of ending war. We call this as normal. You dont need to find the loopholes in the because there is rule of law in Srilanka.

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      Wee Thamizh D: Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      “I thought the LTTE was dead and buried and the government was just using them as an excuse according to the overnight human rights activists :D”

      Brilliant

      Do you think Gota has a need to revive the Diaspora LTTE rump in order to get rid of Sinhala Buddhist opposition within the island?

      Did he send his own team to resuscitate LTTE through General Court of the European Union? How much did the legal proceedings cost Gota to get a favourable decision for the LTTE?

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    The Boycott of the Commonwealth Conference in Sri Lanka by some Prime Ministers not accepting MR

    Now this, Its not a partial Win but a win which will count in 3 months and progressively everywhere

    LTTE will finally prevail they were never ever out.They just kept silent in their own terms “MOUNITHOM”

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      Just goes to confirm that most of the diaspora Tamils are LTTE. Congratulations Thiru.

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        Taraki

        “Just goes to confirm that most of the diaspora Tamils are LTTE. Congratulations Thiru.”

        I am glad only Burt and Thiru make most of the diaspora Tamils are LTTE. Where are the other 2 million Diaspora Tamils. Whom do they support, Gota?

        Congratulations Burt and Thiru for shouldering the heavy burden.

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    This shows how incompetent SL’s foreign service is and even they will look like wizards compared to the opposition to MR should be laughing as far as he is concerned he just got a boot to his election propaganda.

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      It also shows what fools the Tamil diaspora are for keeping the LTTE alive.

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        Taraki

        “It also shows what fools the Tamil diaspora are for keeping the LTTE alive.”

        On the contrary, Sri Lankan state has the need to keep the LTTE alive. If the state does not resuscitate LTTE vested interest of the clan, cronies, defence establishment, electoral politics …. is at stake.

        From time to time LTTE bogey comes very handy.

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          Native, the TGTE exists doesn’t it? Well TGTE = LTTE

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            Taraki

            “Native, the TGTE exists doesn’t it? Well TGTE = LTTE”

            You should ask KP (who alleged to have worked closely with Sri Lankan intelligence) as to the origin of TGTE. You also must speak to the Hindians as to why they put this idea of Government in exile into KP’s head.

            How effetive are the TGTE, GTF, BTF, …. and sundries in their pursuit of establishing a separate Tamil state in my ancestral land. As long as India sits next to this island there is no chance of creating and sustaining a separate state here unless of course the Sinhala/Buddhists go overboard thinking(?) that they are deemed masters of Indian ocean and have natural born right to challenge Hindia.

            From JR to MR all leaders including Premadasa paid a heavy price for being smart asses, until Hindians decided to wipe out LTTE from the face of this earth. Stop gloating. There is no such thing as LTTE threat any more. Even if there is one it is upto the Hindians to deal with it as they did in the past.

            Little people should know their rightful place in this world. They haven’t begun to learn the rules of great game yet.

            LTTE bogey may help MR to win elections but would not bring peace, democracy, and prosperity to this island.

            According to JR the 1983 riots was perpetrated by JVP they bogey of that period. However it was planned and executed by the senior politicians of the UNP.

            Therefore LTTE bogey could be useful only to the greedy, corrupt and ruthless clan and its cronies. If you are one them please feel free to scare the people with an imaginary enemy which does not exist in the form that you believe it exist.

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              Native Vedda,

              The idea of the TGTE came from several sources, including the American lawyer Karen Parker, who had advised the LTTE from the mid-1980s. Parker urged the creation of the TGTE and was in the committee that organized the transition from LTTE to TGTE. Several of the TGTE speeches show LTTE flags and Rudrakumaran was also a US-Based lawyer, as was Parker.

              The court decision shows that the LTTE is alive and well and able to afford lawyers. They are trying to get their hands on frozen funds, and in doing so made the same argument that Parker was making in 2008 – they they are an “armed group” of “freedom fighters” and not “terrorists”.

              If they have lawyers working for them the LTTE must be an entity that can be sued for damages. When they get access to their frozen funds, they can pay this as compensation to their many victims.

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                Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

                “The court decision shows that the LTTE is alive and well and able to afford lawyers.”

                In what form LTTE is alive and well?

                LTTE was essentially a militaristic organisation under a psychopathic despot. It was the Hindians who were responsible for meticulously building and sustaining it through material and other support in the initial stages. They never believed they were creating a Frankenstein they would never be able to have control over it. Premadasa revived VP’s fortunes in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Hindians decided to cut VP’s large ego to size.

                The Tamil Diaspora has never been united by its ideology. Only a small percentage believed in VP whom they thought would lead them to a promised land. Hindia never promised them a land of their own. Noisy diaspora (albeit a small one) had had no role in shaping the struggle nor had they any control over VP’s thoughts(?) and deeds.

                The diaspora agenda is always set by the host countries in consultation with Hindia.

                The only way Thamil Eelam can be achieved is for the Sinhala/Buddhists to oppose devolution, support militarisation, deny dignity, grab land under the pretext of security and most importantly their stupidity to invite and incur wrath of the Hindians.

                If and when a Thamil Eelam is established in this island its not by ability, resources, acumen, diplomacy,……. of the Thamils but by stupidity and greed of Sinhala/Buddhists.

                Thamils have no say in the international decision making process and will never have.

                On the other hand Sinhala/Buddhists influence over international affairs is limited to their ability and willingness to prostitute. The past records show Sinhala/Buddhists establishment has been more willing to please the foreign customers than its own people.

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                  Native,

                  It is true that the LTTE was built up by the Indians in the early stages, and that they were a militaristic organization under a psychopathic despot, who is now dead.

                  But someone is paying for the lawyers in this action on behalf of the LTTE. That means the organization is not dead – it is still alive. Maybe not well, but alive and well enough to be confronted by its victims.

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          Native, it is not a bogey as you very well know. Read the heading of the verdict.

          Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), established in Herning (Denmark),
          represented by V. Koppe, A. M. van Eik and T. Buruma, lawyers,
          applicant,

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    We can bet that the GTF will keep it’s head down and pretend that it has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with it.

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    This will give boost to regrouping LTTE .. They will open office in all European cities and they will reorganise themselves. India will follow its suite as well. India May give them place to open its office and make LTTE alive again.
    Sinhahses modakame. They went to far close to China and this is a clear manifestation of wrong policy of this government
    India want to change this government
    Indian does not like MR goes far closer to China
    His stupidity paid the price
    He would destroy this nation soon
    He will give a gold opportunity to Tigers to come out
    This is a great victory to Tamils
    How we need to see how Tamils move on from this point
    Do they return to violence
    Do they go democratic way of fighting
    MR had 6 years to give some sort of solution
    He messed around and it’s his stupidity that angers Tamils
    It’s his selfish politics that makes this matter more dangerous
    It’s his family spoil the soups
    It’s his family bring disaster to this nation

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      “He would destroy this nation soon “
      “This is a great victory to Tamils “

      Because the last time LTTE terrorists raised their heads it was Sri Lanka that was destroyed and Tamils who came out the winners. Right? Right?? Er, guys? :D

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        MR defeated LTTE and that was 5 years ago. Much has happened since then. MR has been a failure.

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      “This will give boost to regrouping LTTE .. They will open office in all European cities and they will reorganise themselves.”

      I don’t see anything wrong with this as long as LTTE can leave its violent past behind and reorganize as a political force. Just imagine the wealth of knowledge and investment Sri Lanka in general and the Tamil community in particular will be able to tap into.

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        Oh good, then the Nazi party can re-start in Germany as a non-violent organization? Did you know that Nazi salutes, flags etc are still banned all over Europe?

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    Wisdom comes after the demise of the LTTE to get this judgement. If the LTTE was live and kicking it would have not allowed this legal challenge.

    My effort in the UK in 2001 to file a Judicial Review petition against the proscription of the LTTE in the High Court of Justice was halted by Anton Balasingam with his Machiavellian crusade against me personally.

    In that- threat, intimidation, blackmail combined with his masterly free flow of filth halted my effort. It also contributed towards my incarceration in Vanni by the LTTE in 2005.

    The judgement is another lesson for Sri Lanka. The failing mechanism of Sri Lanka will enjoy the adversities one after the other. It started with suspension of the GSP concessions.

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      .
      But this is not a good news for TGTE and TNA……

      :-)

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      Without their GSP our inhabitants haven’t gone hungry.. Have they ?..

      Cameron and EU can breed another Balasingham and give him VVIP treatment.

      But they ain’t going to implement their old tactics as long as the Rajapaksas are around.

      It is a shame that some of our Sinhalese can’t see the forest for the trees.

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      The then LTTE leadership died on the Nandikadal, but NOT the LTTE. It masquerades under multiple labels in different countries INCLUDING Sri Lanka. The funds have yet to be released, and we must be vigilant as to WHO would front that claim.

      Reports that the UNP leadership has been seeking LTTE support in London would NOT endear it to the Sri Lankan masses.

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    There will be lots of “Bubbly” flowing in the Board Rooms of the TNGTE and its affiliates in the big ass capitals in the furst world, London in particular,,

    Even the loyal followers here will drink to it at least Red Label,

    My Elders tell me it is USD 3000 upwards to hire a Top Silk in these Capitals to even fight your missus in a divorce case.

    Wonder who funded this Case in the the Highest court of the EU?..

    TNA Abrham who does lot of Probono now adays wouldn’t have been up to speed there.

    And only BTF and the TNGTE heavies would have the sort of Dough to do this..

    UNP leader who was in London to meet Cameron and Emmanuel would have been brought up to speed well ahead of the EU decision.

    Wonder whether his Partners in the CC Calition were briefed by Ranil on his return?…

    Govt move to restrict access to the North is quite timely , Isn’t it?….

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      “There will be lots of “Bubbly” flowing in the Board Rooms of the TNGTE and its affiliates in the big ass capitals in the furst world, London in particular,,”

      I heard Nonis invited or not is going to crash the party. :)

      “My Elders tell me it is USD 3000 upwards to hire a Top Silk in these Capitals to even fight your missus in a divorce case.”

      Dint your elder also tell you that these were not housemaids and convenient store clerks that they were dealing with.

      “UNP leader who was in London to meet Cameron and Emmanuel would have been brought up to speed well ahead of the EU decision. “
      That’s because they couldn’t find your president. He was partying in NY and then sight seeing in Rome. Now can you blame Ranil for this.
      BTW how come the foreign service had no clue about this?

      “Govt move to restrict access to the North is quite timely , Isn’t it?”
      In today’s tech savy world do you really need to be somewhere to know what is happening?

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    Correction Rajasingam Jeyadevan. It started with “Zero Civilian Death Toll” Kudos for the Sinhalese intellectuals who presided this farce including Dayan J who happily stayed on in his position untill reached the ‘pass the use date.’

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    War again! Fantastic!

    EU lifted LTTE ban so that LTTE can kill “Jihadists”. Please understand this motive. NO other non-Muslim terrorist group ever killed Muslims. Only LTTE. That makes LTTE heroes for Europeans.

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      You might hope for but there is not going to be any war. I only hope LTTE takes this opportunity to make itself stronger politically and try and hold any govt in Colombo accountable for the Tamil and Muslim population. Colombo will not do it on its own.

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        I thought your beloved LTTE held the Govts accountable for three decades.

        Are you planning to amalgamate the LTTE with the GTF and TNGTE now that the EU has unproscribed them?..

        Shouldn’t you be planning a new name too for the new alliance to show more oomph..

        Like “Liberation Tigers Trans National Government of Tamil Eelaam “LTTNGTE.

        And to make it short and sweet and more palatable for our inhabitants , you may call it LTTNGTE aka VTNA.

        I mean V is now essential after Annadasgaree ditched them and aligned himself with the Dalits..

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          Hey Sumanasekeram bugger, there is only one amalgamation I see so far, that is the LTTE/GOSL amalgamation. Look around to see where all the living senior LTTE members are. They are with the government run by this hoodlum Jarapakse.

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      [Edited out] LTTE is not like Al’queda, Or Issis. They never were a terrorist organisation. Only the Spineless Sinhala goverment who couldn’t defeat the LTTE head to head, branded Tigers as terrorists. [Edited out] Sinhalayo the [Edited out] from Mahawamsa should gtfo Ceylon and back to Orissa, taking you Muslims with them.

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        Maveeran

        LTTE from its inception continued to terrorize innocent people irrespective of their race, religion, region, ……..

        And its leader was a psychopath.

        I am too tired to repeat as to why they were terrorists and not angels. Please refer to my past comments published in DBS Jeyraj, Transcurrent, Tamil Canadian, ….

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          Dear Native,

          Why do you offend your dear mates new CM, who declared dear Prabakaran as his Hero.

          He is the only CM you have after the real CM of 80 Mil was retired to the Slammer.

          Specially after this joyful victory in the heart of the EU, where the LTTE has been resurrected not by ex cadres and commanders,but by the highest courts in the first world.

          Reverend Emmanuel is so pumped up by this unprecedented court endorsement of the worst Terrorist Outfit of two centuries,His Worship is now demanding that the Hon PM Cameron force the SL Govt to lift the Ban on the 500 individuals and the half Dozen LTTE outfits in the Terrorist List..

          And the Reverend seems cocksure that the Conservative and Liberal Alliance wll help PM Cameron to fulfil Reverand’s demand.

          Wonder whether our own Opposition Leader Ranil the CC gave some assuarances too, while having a Pint with the Reverend after attending the GTF – Swire summit…

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            Wow sumanasekaram, anytime CT puts out anything to do with the Tamils or the damn LTTE, you don’t even go to bed eh? Always writing some nonsense.

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            K.A Sumanasekera

            “He is the only CM you have after the real CM of 80 Mil was retired to the Slammer.”

            Both Wiggie and Jail Lalitha are your close relatives. What are you moaning about?

            Would you like to let Jail Lalitha out and put Wiggie in and throw away the keys to the cell?

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        Ltters were not terrorists who are the terrorists ?

        Maveeran may be one of them and making every efforts to defend themselves.

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          LTTE is/was a terrorist outfit wonderfully created by the Sinhala racist governments.

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    Actions of the present government show that it already treats the Northern Province as a separate territory, almost a semi de facto separate State! Is it going to become a motive force to make it a de jure separate State?

    Sengodan. M

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    For those who want to have some insight….

    http://youtu.be/8HZRUengwAc

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    This is a funny and silly case.

    It goes like this. LTTE worked Mr. King Defeat Ranil. This made Tissaranee mad, and she declared the LTTErs are terrorist, (just to find an EP seat for Ranil). Sonia picked it up and she too declared that LTTErs are terrorists because the reason of Tissaranee says so. Amazingly, the EU came up with the same explanation and said “Yes, Yes, LTTErs are terrorists because Tissaranne and Sonia are saying so”. Now the judges have said “Idiots, why don’t you think it for yourself? I give you three months, do it or bugger off from the place.” Now there is chance the things can return back. I mean, EU may ask in turn Sonia’s India to think for itself. Vaico is working on a case for years now. If that case is won, it is may come back to Lanka. Again, in turn, India may ask Lanka to think for itself. That time, if Lankan Tissaranees start to think, then there will the Newton law in work that is an action makes it to bounce back. But still I doubt if somebody can makes Lankan Tissaranees to accept the white is white and Black is black. You can wake up a man who is sleeping, but not the one acting as sleeping. So the King will be the one going to win the election again, Tissaranees going to blame Tamils as it happened because the TNA terrorist who openly refused to work with Ranil.

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    Of course veddah, ltte leadership made mistakes. ( They had no option than hanging with the foreign inteligence as they faced evil state terrorism. But they did realise that all the powers united gonna destroy them. But they fought untill the end.) But MR veddah, the cadres of LTTE fought with only one intention ‘for the freedom of Tamils.’ They have nothing to do with Terrorism at all. LTTE cadres are the brother, sister, cousin and relations of tamils. They deserve better than those #AntiHuman sorilankan evil army.

    No worries. You destroy your country. Tamils will develope everything other ghan the country. ( A virtual administration ) I heard LTTE is gonna peacefully work for the peace of this planet. I hope it is true.

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    This surely is what Rajapaksas were hoping for Kshenuka, Sajin, Getting rid of all capable Diplomats. When Rajapaksa was wanted for murder, Kshenukas grandfather hid him in his house. These are birds of a feather read what they are up to
    Government is allowing LTTE proscription to be withdrawn to acquire vast wealth in euro billions of LTTE via KP- Mangala Samaraweera

    [Edited out]

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    What do you expect you racist .astards.
    You idiots were given 5 bloody years after eliminating LTTE militarily to resolve the ethnic issue amicable with some concessions. What did you bloody racists do other than marginalising the Tamils and making North a garrison state with military rule. Talk sense you .astards.
    If that is not enough you racist .astards have let lose the BBS dogs also on Muslims and Christians.
    What do you expect recognition of your TERRORIST STATE? which is systematically getting rid of the minorities.
    This is not the MODA MAHAWAMSA PERIOD. WE ARE LIVING IN THE HI TECH WORLDWIDE AND EVERYBODY CAN SEE EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE BLOODY MODAYAS LIKE YOU WHO TALK NONSENSE LIKE IDIOTS.

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    This is a May 16, 2014 meeting of the TGTE where they flew the LTTE flag on the table, explaining their game plan – centred on a boycott of all things Sri Lankan, including sport. This is only an early stage of the continuing Eelam War saga they are planning.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKy6ZcvUOQU

    The TGTE does not represent sensible Tamils, who are in the majority. This silent majority does not vote in their rigged “referendums” and knows the truth about what the LTTE did.

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      Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

      “The TGTE does not represent sensible Tamils, who are in the majority. This silent majority does not vote in their rigged “referendums” and knows the truth about what the LTTE did.”

      You cannot have two opposing positions both at the same time.

      On the one hand you say “But someone is paying for the lawyers in this action on behalf of the LTTE. That means the organization is not dead – it is still alive. Maybe not well, but alive and well enough to be confronted by its victims.”

      On the other you say majority Tamils don support TGTE/LTTE.

      When are you going to make up your mind?

      Until the circumstances changes in this island the Hindians have no reason to divide and protect Tamil Eelam. Remember Bangladesh was liberated by Hindians against all odds.

      Its not the stupid Sinhala/Buddhist won the war it was essentially VP won it for MR with the support of Hindia, USA and 28 other countries.

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        Native,

        The LTTE/TGTE is still active (and trying to get hold of frozen funds) but the organization doesn’t have the support of most Tamil people. Where’s the contradiction in that?

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          Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

          When VP was alive he too had funds which you and I can’t even imagine.

          Without the people with you around you those funds will not take you anywhere.

          VP never had genuine support of the people nor was he intended to lead a people’s struggle for the emancipation of people. Had he done that even Sinhala/Buddhists would have supported him, he would be still alive. Those enormous funds eventually killed the striped cats.

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      Dr RS,

      LTTE is banned in many countries. It means that no one cannot fly the LTTE flag where it is banned.

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    Native Vedda,

    I agree with you that

    “VP never had genuine support of the people nor was he intended to lead a people’s struggle for the emancipation of people”

    But that is not what was claimed by his supporters, who said that the LTTE was the “sole legitimate representative of the Tamil people” and that it was the “military arm of the Tamil people”. In the 1980s and early 1990s there was a lot more support for the LTTE than later, when their true nature became more apparent. There remain some who think that the LTTE were great heroes (a small minority, no doubt).

    It was not the millions that the LTTE had access to that led to their downfall. It was these millions, collected from the Diaspora, that sustained the war for so long. It’s just that over the years the Sri Lankan government also hugely increased its military spending, and gained the support of other countries that had previously been more on the side of the LTTE (such as India, Australia and various European nations). The Diaspora organized a specific campaign to have the LTTE de-banned in 2008, because they were clearly losing the war after the LTTE was banned in Europe, Canada and the USA (Australia never banned the LTTE).

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    The first time I heard about these TGTE fellows, I could not stop laughing my backside off. Who ever came with this rubbish. This is good for these useless buggers, whose children are in universities, they have paid off their mortgage and have plenty of time on hand. So, they came up with this funny imagination to keep themselves occupied on the weekends. As sensible Tamils do not support these clowns, they will eventually die off.

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      It is well known that some Tamils in London are still partying, celebrating the ‘win’. As you say they have time to burn and the undying desire to vilify Sri Lanka and it’s inhabitants. The man in the cassock is not known to have children, but then again, I could well be wrong.

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    Dr Romesh Senewiratne-Alagaratnam

    “It was these millions, collected from the Diaspora, that sustained the war for so long.”

    It was not the millions that sustained the war it was the Sinhala/Buddhist mindset which not only sustained the reason for war but prolonged it.

    The stupid LTTE’s propaganda machine could claim anything such stupid claim as VP being the sun god, etc. The fact of the matter was that genuine support for LTTE was very small, most Tamils didn’t have a choice but to keep their mouth shut.

    The undemocratic state and stupid people need enemy within and without in order to keep the people stupid, spending billions on hardware the country doesn’t need nor it can afford, most of the time they don’t work. In the process the politicians, bureaucracy, middlemen, and the top brass in the armed forces get a substantial commission. Therefore the elites need good bogeyman.

    The LTTE was and is a convenient distraction for not doing the right thing in this island.

    How could LTTE rump from overseas destabilise this island when Hindians continue to secure shores of this island? Hindians always knew where and when LTTE procured its arsenals.

    As long as Hindians do not change their strategic assessment about this island there is no way LTTE or the US/Europe could carve out Tamil/Sinhala Eelam from this island. The little islanders believe they won the war and they could win any war. It would be decided by Hindians and not by the tiny worms in the ministry of defence.

    FEAR is an acronym in the English language for “False Evidence Appearing Real.”

    ~ Neale Donald Walsch

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