28 October, 2020

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TIGER STAMPS: LA POSTE PLACES APOLOGY ON WEBSITE

 

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

In December 2011, a customer ordered, on the website of Montimbramoi(Myownstamp), sheets of personalized postal stamps (PPS) representing members and symbols of the Tamil movement “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam”, an organization listed as terrorist by the European Union since 2006. These stamps were printed on December 14, 2011, a holiday season during which the printing office of Phil@poste in Boulazac had to deal with more than 2,000 requests of personalized postal stamps per week. Moreover, a few days ago, people posing as “cultural actors” also had stamps printed at the Carré d’Encre shop.

 
It should be recalled that, in the Montimbramoi general terms and conditions of sale, the customer must validate on the website, for each order, the visuals he chose, then engaging his own liability. In addition to this, the commercial teams perform a systematic verification of the proposed visuals. In this moment of “overload”, these personalized postal-stamps exceptionally escaped the vigilance of the said control. For over five years, this is the first grave incident that Phil@poste has known in the printing of personalized postal stamps.
Since several days, Phil@poste has been in touch with both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris on this matter. All doubts have been clarified regarding the liability of Phil@poste, victim of unscrupulous and manipulative customers.
Beyond the written apologies, François Chalvet, Director  of Sales and Marketing, and I have met this Thursday, January 5, His Excellency the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to apologize in person on behalf of Phil@poste.
Louis Virgile, Director – Strategy and International
Phil@poste


Source: Embassy of Sri Lanka – Paris
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    what a bunch of nincompoops to do it in the first place

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    Thank you for acknowledging that the french postal authorities have been “victim of unscrupulous and manipulative customers”.
    These customers are the Diaspora of the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka.
    Spare a thought for Sri Lanka & Sri Lankans who have been ““victim of these unscrupulous and manipulative customers”. for decades. They have used these “unscrupulous and manipulative ploys” against Sr Lanka from European and North American countries misusing the Democratic Freedoms of these countries.
    Please do not permit such misuse and manipulation any longer. .

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    this is good for them…

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