By Colombo Telegraph –
In an announcement on the website of La Poste concerning the printing of stamps “representing members and symbols of the Tamil movement ‘Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’, an organization listed as terrorist by the European Union since 2006”, the French Postal Authority says “this is the first grave incident that Phil@poste has known in the printing of personalized postal stamps”.
The statement says La Poste has been the “victim of unscrupulous and manipulative customers”.
It says that in addition to written apologies, two directors, François Chalvet, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Louis Virgile, Director of Strategy and International have apologized to the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Paris , in person on behalf of Phil@poste.
The English language translation of the full text of its statement is given below:
January 5, 2012