Five jailed in The Hague for supporting LTTE

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Five Dutch nationals of Sri Lankan origin have been jailed for between 19 months and six years three months for raising money for the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), Dutch News reported yesterday.

The appeal court ruled the five, who range in age from 43 to 60, were members of the LTTE and had raised money for the terror group between 2003 and 2010. This involved threatening people who refused to make donations and organising illegal lotteries, the court said.

A lower court in 2011 found the five guilty of membership of a criminal organisation but not guilty of being members of a terrorist organisation.

The Tamil Tigers have been on the EU’s official list of terrorist organisations since 2006. The group has been fighting for what it calls Tamil Eelam, an independent state for Tamils on the island of Sri Lanka, since the 1970s.

  Comments - 11

  • Bushel Friday, 01 May 2015 12:25 PM

    Vigie can appeal through Modi

    Bala Friday, 01 May 2015 12:26 PM

    Sad to think that the bigger three, KP Karuna and Pillayan are enjoying the good life having done worse damage than a few minions sent to prison. Water flows through lowest point - Norochcholai Plant directors are prosecuted while higher up polticos are enjoying the good life.

    Suq Madique Friday, 01 May 2015 12:34 PM

    How come the tiger brigade is silent so far?

    TONY Friday, 01 May 2015 08:08 PM

    NOW THE GOVT IS GETTING INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

    Sithumal Friday, 01 May 2015 02:03 PM

    The time the LTTE played hide and seek is over. Ranil is rearming the Forces and with his international respect he will bring every single terrorist to justice.

    Gamarala Friday, 01 May 2015 08:27 PM

    It is sad that the LTTE diaspora living in Western countries still have dreams of an seperate eelam in the north of S/L. Its only a pipe dream, that will NEVER come to fruition ever. Its a pity that they do not spend their energy, time and resources into building up the North of S/L, instead still trying to wage terrorist acts to undermine the peace that prevails.Sri Lanka wil always be a unitary State, it will never be divided.

    Lakshman Fernando Friday, 01 May 2015 02:21 PM

    After all She is a Sri Lanken not an Indian i suppose

    Cheers Friday, 01 May 2015 02:59 PM

    Please execute them like Bali 9

    Tamil man known as Sriminnal Friday, 01 May 2015 09:45 PM

    It is very sad these people got short prison sentance. These lot are ruthless and harrassed innocent Tamils. These people should be in jail for minimum 30 years. I am a tamil but I am ashmed with these gangs behaviour. Let them rot in hell.

    Prem Nath Friday, 01 May 2015 10:15 PM

    Where is Wignaeswaran? He can appeal here too.

    Martin Friday, 01 May 2015 05:41 PM

    Soon some brothers will be going to The Hague if Sirisena and Ranil are still going to do their homework.


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