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A Sri Lankan-born man in Germany, charged with the membership of the LTTE which Germany considers a terrorist organization, went on trial on Monday, the AFP reported.

The 53-year-old German national, identified only as Yogendran G. by the court, is accused of having raised funds from 2007-2009 for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in and around the northern city of Hamburg.

The LTTE committed a string of attacks against civilian targets and national infrastructure during the country's decades-long civil war that killed more than 100,000 people and ended in 2009 when government forces crushed the rebels.

Prosecutors in the Hamburg court said the man raised more than 81,000 euros ($88,000) for combat and terrorist activities including suicide attacks by the LTTE in its campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in the South Asian country.

The accused, who said he had been a German citizen since 2007, did not speak in his defence on the opening day of the trial, which was scheduled to run until March 7.

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  • Ashi Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:01 PM

    He could have get release of he comes here... Poo...

    Sapu Tuesday, 19 January 2016 10:25 PM

    closer relations with west will allow to destroy the remaining terrorists forever

    WJT Perera Wednesday, 20 January 2016 01:00 AM

    Terrorist is a terrorist what ever tnhe name. He deserves the maximum punishment under the law. Complete ban on ever entering Sri Lanka. If he does he should be shot !


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