18 June, 2021

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WikiLeaks: ‘We Are Losing Credibility On Terrorism Financing Issues With The GSL’ – US Embassy Colombo

By Colombo Telegraph –

“We are losing credibility on terrorism financing issues with the GSL, which takes our GWOT-related financial concerns very seriously. As we suggested a year ago, there needs to be an interagency USG look into possible LTTE fundraising in the US. A review of TRO/USA records and procedures might be the place to start. We realize there may be USG investigative efforts underway of which Embassy Colombo is not aware. If that is the case, perhaps the Department could forward a summary of USG efforts to date. Moreover, we would appreciate information on where to send suspected US-hosted Tiger-related website information for further investigation as well.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

The Colombo Telegraph found the related classified diplomatic cable  from WikiLeaks database, which details LTTE fundraising activities. The “Confidential” cable is classified by then ECONCHIEF US Embassy Colombo Dean R. Thompson on December 19, 2005.

The Embassy Colombo wrote “In the wake of reports of increased LTTE fundraising activities in Canada, France, UK and Australia, local papers have been reporting increased law enforcement activity, particularly in Australia, against such fundraising. The fundraising is sometimes via legal entities, such as the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), which has 501(c)(3) status in the US, as well as comparable status in other countries. In the last twelve months, we have received confirmation from the UK that they have withdrawn charity status for the TRO (though it was reconstituted under a different name) and that Australia has actively sought to interdict illegal fundraising activities. The Bank of Tamil Eelam (the LTTE’s banking structure) continues to expand in Tiger held areas and appears to provide an effective mechanism through which the LTTE can operate its financial activities. Moreover, at least one LTTE financial website appears to be based in the US. As Post first proposed a year ago (reftel), it is time for a serious, coordinated interagency investigation of possible LTTE fundraising in the US. We are losing credibility on this issue with the GSL.”

Related stories to this cable;

WikiLeaks: GoSL Had No Evidence Against Charles Gnanakone

 

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    If we had a honest Leader and a Government that serve the public, the LTTE funds would have been used to develop the Country. Unfortunately we had a corrupt Leader surrounded by a set of Jokers, equally corrupt. They robbed the money, any one standing on their way either ended up in Jail or Dead. The corrupt Leader went down to such low levels to imprison the War Hero and dance and dine with the current LTTE Leader. It is about time the citizens get to gether to save our mother Lanka.

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      Yanne koheda malle pol!

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    So the US knew…. Of course, “Tamils for Obama” who “donated” over 3 million dollars to Obama and is a ltte front in the USA, grows well and happily………………

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    Tittle Tattle by bounty Hunters

    What about Rothschild’s, Goldman Sac’s J.P Morgan’s?? Laughing

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      What about JP Morgan? Were they also funding the LTTE?

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        In 2007 the very first Chinese investment in the US of $100Billion at Morgan and they in turn dumped it with Freddy May and Co. 3 months later it all went bust. As per Chinese law they can take out only 100billion in an year so they are reluctant to invest and are doing so in Germany this year a staggering 1.3 trillion.
        This has overall effect on the world economy and the war/peace.
        bLiar had the LTTE listed after Lakshman. Shrub and bLiar are gone they made several errors by not trying to understand cultures and being cocky(FBI & SY) and neither the US nor UK have been able to have a look at them. Heard the Murdoch Police and defense sec scandals- they are all in it. Today on the streets of Europe and US any Asian is wrongly seen as a muzzie on one hand and on the other tyrants like rajapakistan are using this space to kill and rob innocent folk because of their race or religion etc. Come 2014 this would be cleared because the enemy is BRICS.

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          Wuliangguobinjiu,
          You’re not making any sense, whatsoever.

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          You are too small minded with the bird brain of a terrorist to see the geoeconomic aspects.

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          What Wullanggu says is right. The entire world is run by a Syndicate very powerful and well organised. They are responsible for the Market management of funds and also for election of Govts and Leaders in most countries including ours. Elections are hyped by them to fool the masses and the Victors as Obama are given the framework to operate within. The Syndicate has been successful so far, but How long more is anyones guess.

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        Mango, everyone funded the LTTE, knowingly, or unwittingly! That is what made them, and to this day make their diaspora, so successful in their various campaigns. They have people in positions of influence in many a powerful and influential organisation. You can’t help but respect their skills when it comes to playing global hypocrisy and corruption to suit them.

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          Navin,

          Absolutely correct. GoSL’s performance in this regard has been so pathetic, incompetent and just plain stupid, it’s been painful to watch.

          In the UK at least, they’re now firmly part of the political map, as they can to deliver bloc votes to whichever political party promises them the most. Fortunately, after VP’s demise, the Brits being even more untrustworthy than Sinhala modayas, are just using their votes without really doing anything concrete. Lots of warm words, gestures of concern but that’s about it.

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          Block vote like the muzzie block vote of UK??
          Ha ha that is good for the media blitz- when rajapakistan came recently just after the block vote elected the mayor of london the block was ozzing. As if there are any MP’s to talk of it in the first instance. Next, block votes etc. count because the Brits have break after bLiar took them all for a ride now the time has lapsed and they will be voting once again. Finally the present government has put a stop to the unwanted children of immigrants by curbing on child benefits. UK is full and does not need more block vote terrorist.

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        Raj Rajarathnam did? Where does he serve his sentence for insider trading?

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          Dont worry he wont adopt you;)
          25th October on Appeal.
          The wiretaps were challenged almost immediately by lawyers for Rajaratnam and other defendants.
          Judge Richard Howell,(he made the initial ruling of 11years) said the government’s application for a wiretap had “omitted and misstated important information regarding the credibility of a key government informant.” The court didn’t immediately rule. Watch the space.
          FBI sting operation: The key witness was a woman jailbird for inside trading setup by FBI to work for Raj on sympathy grounds. Another WMD was Gota and former PM involved since he refused to part with $100M. Watch the space god knows if bounty hunters want to call a Colombo boy LTTE because he came to rescue the Tsunami folk.
          Generally for a Billion its 1 year and 2 , 2 yrs and this is the case for a couple of million.

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          But still he is in jail right?

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          Yeah, the poor bugger was betrayed by an Indian and got 11 years in prison.

          http://tinyurl.com/65k3j5l

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          Of course at hospital, since he was certified by a court doctor.

          In the US one is not guilty until proved. Just mango terrorist from madakalpuva thinks otherwise.

          Jealousy of the low bred Tamils like VP.

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      They are the founding fathers of LTTE, AL QUAIDA, and many evil forces.

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    No word yet of the LTTE millions and the 21 ships formerly under the control of KP who is supposed to be running a social service organisation,about which too,little is known.
    No word yet of the huge hoard of jewellery and currency captured by the army from the LTTE – Eelam Bank and other buried hoards.

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      I’m sure that Basil (Mr 15%) got his share of whatever KP could siphon off from accounts he controlled. But you can be sure that as soon as KP was captured, his buddies in the overseas LTTE would’ve changed bank account password, log-ins etc and moved the cash hoard to other accounts.

      At least KP is now doing some good in the North & East with his NERDO project., which is more than can be said for the overseas LTTErs who are now engaged in their own internecine struggle over the remaining LTTE treasure chest.

      According to DBS, there are two factions, one led by Nediyavan Donkey Master and the other by Vinayagam Donkey Master.. Matheenthiran, the LTTE chief in France, was killed by one of these factions.

      Should we start a campaign to Save the European Tigers? Never a dull moment with these Eelamists, no?

      http://tinyurl.com/bhw9qvf

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        Everywhere that freedom stirs, let madakalpuva tyrants fear.

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    @Mango
    Never a dull moment with Sinhala Buddhist Supremacists either…not forgetting the man who wants to be king, including his 300 plus extended family and all the hangers on and sycophants who sing for their supper on forums like this and elsewhere…and last but not least, the millions of uneducated voters who make all of this possible.

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      @ Namalie,

      You’re right, of course. MR & Co are guaranteed to provide more excitement than the Eelamists. Starting with Dr Mervyn (Vermin) Silva and extending outwards. They may damage SL even more than the LTTE did, by the time their rule comes to an end.

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    Is any western government monitoring LTTE fund raising activities that have been resumed since of late? LTTE front organisations are now collecting funds in the guise of helping the war affected Tamils in North East Sri Lanka.

    As DBS Jeyaraj wrote yesterday in the Daily Mirror the LTTE front organisations in the western countries are now “The LTTE”. They are active again and the LTTE hardcore members who escaped after May 2009 and arrived safely in various western countries have strengthened these organisations. Jeyaraj says two separate groups claim to be the successor to LTTE; one based in Oslo and headed by Nediyavan and the other based in France/Germany headed by Vinayagam. Maveer Day, Pongu Tamil Day and such other LTTE events are back again in western countries. The only difference is that the war is now waged not within Sri Lanka but from abroad. The diaspora Tamils will again fill LTTE coffers. And Rajapakse government by its actions and inactions is only helping the “The LTTE” now based in Oslo and France/Germany.

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    Naga,
    The WikiLeaks cable quoted above is about the situation in 2005.
    DBSJ is a sworn enemy of former LTTE as he was assaulted in Canada for writing lies in his Manjari tabloid.
    Now these two groups are fighting overseas with each other for ‘supremacy’ among tamils abroad.
    Tamils abroad couldnt care less about them,and they are killing each other.
    Noone gives them money now.
    Tamils abroad send money directly to their kith & kin in sri lanka.

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