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The Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan has said that some LTTE leaders in the guise of asylum seekers could take refuge in the UK which could pose a grave threat to regional as well as global peace.

“Yes absolutely, if terrorists get asylum in Britain as civilian immigrants, it could pose grave security challenges,” Air Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody said in response to this scribes’ enquiries in the backdrop of the chances of relocation of Tamil rebels to the Britain.

He added, “I don’t think that the Britain is promoting terrorism but if somebody tries to organise the terror elements or the relics of crushed Tamil rebels, it is not only a cause of concern for us but for every country as it could endanger world’s peace.”

He further said that the LTTE was completely defeated and its key leaders were killed and arrested while some had absconded. “By aiding or organising these elements would be very counterproductive,” he cautioned.

The strong protest lodged by Sri Lankan government with the Great Britain over its backdoor and public interactions with Tamil rebels have once again mounted Lanka’s concerns that some terrorist leaders could seek asylum in Britain to pose a grave threat to regional as well as global peace.

The incident has questioned the uncalled for interference of UK in South Asian region.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s meeting with the leaders of Global Tamil Forum had backfired earlier this week triggering massive protests with hundreds of Sri Lankans gathering outside the British High Commission in Colombo to flay Britain’s support for GTF, a shadow organisation of LTTE.

However, the British authorities have kept mum over the issue and senior diplomats of the British High Commission here are reluctant to give their on-the-record version in this regard.

(The Nation)

 

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  • Friday, 05 March 2010 05:03 PM

    The LTTE is finished, cut-out this silliness.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 06:37 AM

    If the advices SL has extended against harbouring a Terrorist Group has fallen on deaf years, let them experience it for themselves and seek SL help to resolve a couple of years down the line!

    Friday, 05 March 2010 05:33 PM

    Aiyo ... 'butter-pappa.'

    Friday, 05 March 2010 06:42 AM

    Bravo. even small counties started to advise to UK and the world, but will still hold pans to run the country

    Friday, 05 March 2010 05:40 PM

    Don't waste time on this rubbish statement ...

    Friday, 05 March 2010 06:55 AM

    Not at all surprising - Our biggest enemy for the past two hundred years has been Britain.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 07:01 AM

    If they can keep mum when we shout and protest we also must do the same thing. We must keep mum when they shout about war crimes etc.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 07:04 AM

    Dont let them emerge again. we have to protect our motherland from these ruthless terrorist!!!

    Friday, 05 March 2010 05:57 PM

    Keep mentioning 'the LTTE,' so that you all can be sure of your jobs, for the next 6 years!

    Friday, 05 March 2010 07:28 AM

    When Amman asked for Asylum in UK where he was.
    Most asylum seekers left Sri Lanka through our one and only International airport. Why we cannot catch them? fishy!

    Friday, 05 March 2010 07:35 PM

    Mr. Ambassodor ... You do not have to 'create' news stories for your survival - in any case the UK government has its own agencies to advise them on these matters. It has no 'ears,' for you.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 08:18 AM

    Uk has islamic terror blowing up buses and trains on a small scale.When the tigers join up with islamic terror groups and the islamists pay the tigers for know how,we will see the destruction EU wide.
    All this can easily be stopped by taking a firm stand.Not a namby-pamby,GTF lovin stand.
    When deaths occure,the very british pols who encouraged terror can be expected to issue statements of horror & sorrow.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 08:18 AM

    DON'T GIVE JUST GUESSES ABOUT LTTE JUST TO KEEP YOUR JOB INTACT. ARE WE TO BELIEVE WHATEVER YOU ALL SAY????

    Friday, 05 March 2010 08:46 AM

    UK WILL ALWAYS BE PRO-LTTE TERRORIST and they will gert thr return soon.................LTTE out of SL for ever and no matter what they do in the uk IT WILL NOT HELP THEM EVER TO START they killing in SL.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 10:51 PM

    I thought the LTTE was 'wiped-out,' in April-May, last year? If so, why this 'scare-mongering'?

    Friday, 05 March 2010 08:50 AM

    correct, may be he want to show MR that he is doing something to keep his place secured.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:13 PM

    There are more Sinhala people (probably part of the entourages of 'sinking' ministers) claiming 'asylum,' in the West!

    Saturday, 06 March 2010 12:26 AM

    SL should be very lucky, as the trouble-makers will be in UK.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 09:12 AM

    These guys are using the fear as a tool and creating a panic and keeping their job and perks actually not producing any tangible business to our country. We have a large number of unemployed graduates, can he get some business from Pakistan so we can employ these graduate and give them a future stop buying 2nd rated military equipments and recycle it in SL and creating an arm culture here.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 09:27 AM

    Yes where LTTE has to go other than going to its forter parents.The LTTE knows that it will be protected by its foster parents the way they act in the LTTE related issues now a days.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 09:35 AM

    UK has efficient Intelligence units. Therefore your predictions and advices may not be needed their.

    Monday, 08 March 2010 06:44 AM

    its funny this article has got only a 2 STAR rating - PEOPLE the rating is for the "Content" of the article NOT the opinions it forms and the implicated "pleasure" or "displeasure" it brings regarding the LTTE!

    I have noticed most articles published on controversial topics ends up having a BAD rating and dont think it is fair on the author as he/she merely points out the facts or information - paving way for the reader to form an opinion - therefore the rating should be ONLY a reflection on the CONTENT provided! (i.e. sufficient enough to form an opinion!)

    Monday, 08 March 2010 07:29 AM

    ane moogay pacha.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 10:29 AM

    I hope you had at least referred the unemployment statistics of Pakistan before making such lame comments.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 10:38 AM

    Please don't bring fear in to the minds of people .That will affect very badly on our economy. You are there to dispel things like these wild guesses.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 10:45 AM

    Amen.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 11:30 AM

    the place where you are currently deployed is also affected Taliban can you do something about that without pulling LTTE

    Friday, 05 March 2010 12:21 PM

    What made you to Quit the Air force...? Mr Weerakkody... enjoy your nice job without making a big noise !.

    Friday, 05 March 2010 01:07 PM

    mind your own business , do whatever you assigned for .....
    you are not ambassador for UK , but for Pakistan which is like SL


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