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Sri Lanka has warned that although the top LTTE leadership had been eliminated during the military campaign last year, the international network of the Tigers is very much intact and active.

The Foreign Ministry quoted the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Brazil, A.M.J. Sadiq as saying that a number of vessels belonging to the LTTE’s shipping fleet, which had been hitherto involved in drug trafficking and gun running, are engaged in the lucrative business of human trafficking. 

Ambassador Sadiq estimated that the overseas LTTE network has amassed assets worth anything between US$ 3 billion and US$ 5 billion through its vast range of illicit and nefarious activities over the last three decades. 

He called upon Member States of the UN, especially countries in which  the LTTE  and its various front organizations continue to operate  with impunity  to  pro-actively  go after the ill-gotten assets of the LTTE and  seize such assets and repatriate  the proceeds to Sri Lanka. 

He said that these funds could then be applied in an equitable manner by the Government to compensate the thousands of families who have been victimized by the LTTE in its three decade long terror spree as well as to rebuild the war ravaged infrastructure of the North and East of Sri Lanka.  (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Friday, 23 April 2010 01:45 AM

    when are we going to give equal rights to Tamils and make them feel safe in their own country as equal citizens. Why concentrate on foreign LTTE when we are giving them a reason to exist. Simply my thoughts.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 02:32 AM

    Do not miss the point. Other organisations having similar assests. do not justfy LTTE actions. Apparently LTTE sympathisers are worried.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 02:33 PM

    LTTE's overseas network is intact and our mafia family's local network is too intact locally. Both are detrimental to our contry and to our fellow citizens. God will save our mother lanka.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 03:28 AM

    Dear Trustworthy,

    I thought god gave you a sixth sense. As a Sri Lankan this diplomat is doing his job and what has that got to do with iran and other terror groups.

    Please grow up at least after all this bloodshed, throw your radical ideas away and work towards one lanka.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 03:39 AM

    Sri Lanka has no rights to ask to seize the LTTE assets and repatriate to Sri Lanka. The assets of the LTTE should be taken over by the respective countries that the assets belong to.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 03:50 AM

    Government should insist on good governance - it should be corruption free, transparent and accountable to parliament. This is the only way it can crush the re-emergence of any terrorist movement. There should be freedom of speech in parliament. And proceedings in parliament should be publicised. The elections results for a distinct division of the country - where the Tamil-speaking population in the north and east was pre-dominantly Tamil party while the rest of the country was predominantly the Sinhala-speaking UPFA.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 03:51 AM

    YOU CAN DESTROY LOCAL LTTE NETWORK-BUT GOSL CANNOT DESTROY THE INTERNATIONAL LTTE NETWORK-THIS SHOULD HAEV BEEN DONE DURING THE EARLY SEVENTIES- WHEN LTTE WAS INFANT-NOW IT HAS GROWNUP INTO A BIG MATURED PERSON-WHATEVER YOU SOW, YOU REAP

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 03:53 PM

    Dear short sighted Nimba,
    It is quite clear that the majoriy of Sri Lankans prefer the " local mafia " to your LTTE. People like you make me sick. God shoul save mother lanks from Hypocrites like you.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 04:11 AM

    These criminals and terrorists should be eliminated from this world and all foreign goverments should take immediate actions to protect their own people and Sri Lankans.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 04:13 AM

    Well said Ambasador!, please use all your powers to influence Western world and help us to eliminate the last Tiger terrorist from this world!

    Friday, 23 April 2010 05:08 AM

    Some idiot from Melbourne has said (Sunday Observer) that there is no problem with the Tamil Diaspora in Australia.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 05:18 AM

    We need more ambassadors like you in every country to deal with the LTTE supportive Tamil Diaspora.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:00 PM

    Which means the "family" is going to get more ships, gold and dollars.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 05:46 AM

    We are apparently the authority on world affairs. Sri Lankan
    govt has since of late taken upon itself to order other countries around such as telling Israel to withdraw, UN to go after Ltte!!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:00 PM

    There is no doubt that the LTTE is a rich terrorist organisation who in the name of a 'freedom strugle' has forcefully collected money from the Tamil diaspora.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:18 PM

    The LTTE ran many criminal networks and extorted funds from their own people.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:19 PM

    We should all cooperate to smash the evil remnants of 'Prabha & Co.,' so that both Sri Lanka and the world could be better-off.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:48 PM

    Poor SL goverment does not have the funds to look after its own citzens ... now thinking about channeling LTTE funds.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 06:38 AM

    Hello Sam,
    Only a few months ago Nivard Cabraal talked big about not going after EU to get the GSP to get the Garment Industry going. What's happening now? We are going after the EU in addition to dreaming of LTTE funds.

    Hi sam you can help them too. Why don't you do something constructive????

    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:26 PM

    When the UN wants to enquire into war crimes, they are told to take a hike but to seize the assets of the LTTE or the tamil diaspora the UN are good enough to intevene,

    In life one cannot eat the cake and have it at the same time. a j.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:01 PM

    This is great work done by both GR and the SL intelligence, who have worked hard to destabilize the overseas network of the LTTE.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:16 PM

    Mr. Ambassador, thanks for disclosing the facts. Find-out more about this and inform the government.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 12:31 PM

    Hi

    Mr. Ambassador. Don't talk with your tongue in cheek. How about the deadliest terrorists HAMAS, HEZBOLLA and TALIBAN supported by Iran and other Islamic countries.

    SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:29 PM

    If they forecefully collected from the Tamil Diaspora, that implies the Diaspora gave it unwillingly (and only because the respective law enforcements couldn't prevent that happening.
    If such is the case, wouldn't the obvious solution be to give it back to the Diaspora and let them decide what they want to do with it?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 01:02 PM

    Come on....how can a Sri Lanka Ambassador in BRAZIL call on ALL MEMBER STATES OF THE UN to do something??? This is surely done by a Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary of a country.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 12:49 AM

    Trustworthy do not talk about nonesence. I think all Sri Lankans refuse all forms of terrorist activities. But Sri Lankans are worried about the LTTE terrorist network not that of HAMAS, HISBULLAHA or TALIBAN. Nothing to be ashamed of to talk about a threat to your country.
    -Sam


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