TGTE never showed any remorse over child soldiers: Lord Naseby

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The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), which has started legal action in the UK to lift the proscription on the LTTE, has never shown any remorse over child soldiers, Lord Naseby, the President of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group said yesterday.

Speaking during the debate on Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 in the House of Lords of the UK, Lord Naseby said the TGTE started a legal action in the courts in the UK to lift the proscription on the LTTE on Wednesday.

He said, “I want to focus, though, sadly, on the LTTE which we proscribed in 2001. It was succeeded by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam—TGTE—itself proscribed in Sri Lanka. It is staffed and organised by former LTTE people.

The TGTE espouses an ideology which is almost identical to that of the LTTE; it has never denounced violence or the terrorism of the LTTE; it disseminates propaganda worldwide, targeting young people, mainly Tamils, with commemorative events, waving LTTE flags and the black tiger, et cetera.

Worst of all, I think, it has never shown any remorse over child soldiers. UNICEF stated on 31 July 2005 that 5,081 underaged soldiers were recruited, 40% girls and 60% boys, and at the end of the war, 594 was the small number that were left.

Still, in this country, we have Mrs Balasingham, who was the arch recruiter and trainer of the child soldiers, residing comfortably in the United Kingdom. That is a challenge we need to face.”

  Comments - 13

  • ranjit Friday, 31 July 2020 04:56 AM

    his mater's voice

    ChanakaJ Friday, 31 July 2020 06:07 AM

    Over to you Boris; why isn't Adele Balasingham arrested on terrorist charges? Worried about losing the Tamil block vote?

    Saman Friday, 31 July 2020 06:12 AM

    TGTE is a another wing represented by well known terrorist group for it's barbarian activities in past. What credentials this group have to say this in courts????. UK remember what goes around comes around one fine day....

    Jeeves Friday, 31 July 2020 06:14 AM

    And some people thought the LTTE was finished... Obviously not, if they are trying to lift proscription!

    SandunW Friday, 31 July 2020 06:17 AM

    Thank you Lord Naseby for exposing the truth!

    Sashi Friday, 31 July 2020 06:20 AM

    We are the only country in the world to have a minority community having a bogus government, complete with PM, functioning from abroad!

    Jaffna Logic Friday, 31 July 2020 06:26 AM

    The belief in the Sinhalese South that the LTTE or its successor TGTE represents the Tamils is similar to the claim that the JVP represents the Sinhalese.

    Amali Friday, 31 July 2020 07:10 AM

    During the time the LTTE was not banned in the UK, they collected earnings and sent in sterling pounds to Sri Lanka. The 2nd generation of those who left Sri Lanka after the black July - now educated and in high paid jobs in UK - have no clue as to what war is like and the motives of this terrorist organisation other than the tales they have been fed by their former generations while they grew up in the UK. They became supporters of the LTTE defending its mission as if this terrorist organisation is what represented the majority of "poorly treated Tamils" when in Sri Lanka, no such poor treatment existed. The war was vastly popularised as a Civil War when in reality, there was nothing Civil about it - it was just as Alkaida - yet another terrorist organisation that only represented their sick motives. Whether a person was a sinhalese or tamil or otherwise it didn't matter to these maniacs. All they knew was blood thirst and they did what ever they could to satisfy that.

    BigEars Friday, 31 July 2020 07:42 AM

    Looking for another Sri Lanka government paid vacation to Sri Lanka? This man's view not the view of the British government. His party is a minor party in the UK.

    FF Friday, 31 July 2020 08:42 AM


    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 31 July 2020 09:07 AM

    One of the few times that Lord Naseby (a life peer, not old nobility) is telling the truth, at least in relation to LTTE child soldiers. Without a doubt, this is a war crime for which those responsible must be punished. Unfortunately, Michael Wolfgang Laurence Morris, Baron Naseby has a very one-sided view of the war in Sri Lanka. Even though there is unequivocal evidence from global organizations and individuals, he still claims against better knowledge, for whatever reason, that there has been no genocide against the Tamil civilians and that the Sri Lankan military and leading politicians are responsible for cruel war crimes. In this regard Lord Naseby even has given misleading testimony to the House of Lords. He should use his - still partially - good name to ensure that the war criminals of both sides are punished.

    rss Friday, 31 July 2020 09:21 AM

    You silence on war crime can be interpreted as if you were supporting war criminals. Sir, please condemn war criminals without any hesitation.

    Sangaralingham Friday, 31 July 2020 09:29 AM

    No child soldiers in any country.greatest sin

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