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LTTE ban in France to remain

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The French Government has reiterated to Sri Lanka that the LTTE is a banned organization, in light of the recent controversy over the erection of a statue of former LTTE Political wing leader Thamilchelvan in a French Town.

External Affairs Ministry Director General of Public Communication and Spokesperson Bandula Jayasekara told the Daily Mirror that the French Government has written to the Local Municipal Council of La Courneuve, the French town in the northeastern suburbs of Paris where the statue is being erected. (D.S)

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  • dutugamunu Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:53 AM

    wow GREAT news ... Prf GL's hard work paid off i guss .. well done sir ... keep up the good work !!!

    ampara son Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:24 PM

    He contribute destroy tamil people in the sri lanka. i think tamil people can remind that. otherwise going to be froget.

    Phil Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:56 AM

    Former LTTE Political wing leader, late Mr. Thamilchelvan was an ever smiling peace lover not understood by many southern friends.

    A statue for him should not be interpreted as a monument for terrorism. but a place for worship, reminding liberty, equality and fraternity .

    However, the French government is making a mistake in extending the ban on LTTE, which is dead as dodo. Their action drives a wedge, preventing LTTE sympathisers seeking peace.

    wije dias Saturday, 06 November 2010 01:29 AM

    Frnce iS NOW REALIZNG THE FACTS

    Punchi Putha Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:20 AM

    Understand that there should be something for the few desperated people living in those countries. We don't mind it, as long as the Singhe Kodiya is flying in Kilinochchi :)

    MagodisThuma Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:21 AM

    Once-upon a time there was a terrorist organization called LTTE
    Daddy what's LTTE..?

    Modawansa Friday, 05 November 2010 04:23 AM

    please eract noumer by statues for MR to serve this requirement.

    ajith Thursday, 04 November 2010 11:29 AM

    No point of getting excited as the teeth of the tiger has been extracted long time ago.

    KD Thursday, 04 November 2010 08:33 PM

    Ban must continue but I think they should build the statue for people to throw rotten eggs and pigeons to poop.

    Anton Thursday, 04 November 2010 12:13 PM

    But it should not be banned in HELL where they can be safe in the arms of the devils.

    Fair n Square Thursday, 04 November 2010 12:22 PM

    The paws need to be trimmed or cut too, just to be sure it will NEVER be a harmful creature the way it was once upon a time.

    tgte Thursday, 04 November 2010 12:37 PM

    Ohh ok.. now LTTE Is gone.. but Daddy what is TGTE?

    Trasitional Government of Tamil Eelam... why dont you google honey.. you can see when it was formed and how it is taking forward...

    malintha Friday, 05 November 2010 09:50 AM

    you say no ltte but ban is still on and you people are happy what ever news about tamils .its call the racisam

    teri amara Thursday, 04 November 2010 12:58 PM

    although banned thereappear to be small groups of terrorists in France. those responsible for erecting the statue of Ltte terrorist should be arrested and tried.

    Jo Friday, 05 November 2010 04:16 PM

    And still they get to erect statues of terrorist leaders in their towns ???? What a joke !!

    Jay Ranaweera Friday, 05 November 2010 04:52 PM

    But LTTE TERRORISTS MONUMENTS ARE ALLOWED!!! What a double standard???

    Anushka Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:40 PM

    The "political wing" leader is just a deceiving name. Don't think for one moment that he was a man committed to peace who was not actively involved in the LTTE's military affairs. Did you know he was in charge of the LTTE units in the Pooneryn area until he died? Please don't try to portray this terrorist as another Kadirgamar.

    Gobbaya Friday, 05 November 2010 10:29 AM

    The LTTE is banned in france only in theory. I was shocked to see the amount of LTTE propaganda posters in plain sight in many parts of Paris when I visited in 2008. I'm not sure how vocal they are since the war 'ended' though.
    If Adolf Hitler's statue was erected, would the European reaction be the same? Of course not. Double standards are plain to see

    Deepal Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:44 PM

    Oi Phil or whoever,

    Where have you seen in this world the "Political wing leaders" wearing CYANIDE capsule around his neck and carrying a pistol?

    Just dont talk rubbish .....

    luxman Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:59 PM

    it will never happen. France respect human and their rights.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 05 November 2010 06:42 AM

    Why all this fuss about a dead Tiger's bust ! Just see around in the Parliament and in the vicinity: there are plenty of Karunas, Pillayans, Masters and even KPs!!

    Appuhamy Thursday, 04 November 2010 02:46 PM

    Ya - We all respect human and their rights but not terror rights!

    steve Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:19 PM

    why is the GOSL worried about a dead LTTEr?
    We got some LTTERs living high life in Colombo--

    KD Friday, 05 November 2010 07:54 PM

    MR is alive, therefore no statues required unlike your LTTE friends rotting in hell.

    luxman Friday, 05 November 2010 12:44 PM

    it is very true. we never give respsect to our own tamil citizens. thank god i am sinhalese, else i would also be treated like a second citizen in this country.

    Fayad Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:22 AM

    It should remain not only in France all over the world

    Punchi Putha Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:30 AM

    All over da world forever!

    M.H. Mohd Thursday, 04 November 2010 10:34 AM

    But still LTTE flags are flying in France & other european countries???


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