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Plaudits For The Outstanding Wisdom Of Lord Avebury In Questioning LTTE Activities In Britain!

Periscope- Global Sinhala Village For LankaWeb

The bravely outspoken and eloquent British member of Parliament Lord Avebury has finally emerged as a shining beacon on behalf of all those who really oppose world terrorism particularly those in the Sinhala Nation and its diaspora globally, pointing out the irregularities and double standard of the British Goverment when it comes to its attitude towards tolerance of the terrorist organization the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and should there be more of his calibre it would be a giant stride towards convincing the world that this is an organization which has no right to exist in a free and democratic world where only the hypocrisy and pretence of recognizing the rights of this group of outlawed outcast terrorists stands out as an apathtic excuse based on garbled logic!

In a manner which Sri Lankans the world over have emphasized time and time again , Lord Avebury has stated vehemently that Britain has not done enough to stop LTTE activity and fund raising in the country and very rightly so as Britain like Canada has continued to tolerate the LTTE terrorist activities using as many excuses as possible to justify official tolerance of LTTE activity based on misconstrued identities relative to the false fronts presented as was the case of former Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin and a collegue now out of office, Maria Minna who patronized LTTE fund raisers and screamed racism when questioned about their presence at these activities and feigned complete innocence of the knowledge of what the Organization really stood for in order to avoid the ultimate embarrassment which even reached the Prime Minister who sent Ms. Minna Packing and has never been a fan of Paul Martin who also relinquished his cabinet post eventually albeit his status as a current leader in his run for the Prime Minister's post!!

It is therefore no conjecture that the LTTE continue their activities unabated and in a rather blatant manner whist enjoying tolerance by the authorities which has been questioned in the British Parliament by Lord Avebury in a similar manner to that of the flamboyant Canadian Alliance opposition MP Mr Stockwell Day who has in the not too distant past asked similar questions from the Canadian Parliament about the continued tolerance of LTTE and other terrorist activities in Canada while being a universally banned and proscribed organization!

Endorsing a truism rather than a vague suspicion that the LTTE have never ceased fully their worldwide campaigning and fund raising towards their separatist goals under various guises, Lord Avebury has shed much needed light on the true nature of LTTE activities in Great Britain and questioned a few glaring inconsistencies on the part of the British Goverment which is are not only embarrassing to Britain but also suggests an urgent need for some serious soul searching as to why the LTTE are tolerated and permitted freedom of movement to the degree pointed out by Lord Avebury, and absolute !

Raising the matter of LTTE activities and their modus operandi within Britain, Lord Avebury is quoted as saying that quote " The LTTE have found other ways of siphoning off money particularly from those who seek asylum in Britain" end quote and being quite insistent that the monies were collected from those who enter Britain as refugees or asylum seekers in many cases with the assistance of the LTTE at their expense where repayment is obligatory as well as mandatory and continues for many years after somebody arrives in this country.

British Intelligence as well as the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) have probably been aware of the extortion rackets and scams operated by the LTTE to bring people in to these countries which being a very serious matter, needs to be addressed, confronted and quelled yet seemingly ignored or swept under the carpet as other priorities seem to be of greater importance to the British and Canadian Governments which should take note of all the goings on involving the LTTE within Britain and Canada!

Britain as well asCanada in the past have had a fair degree of liberality by way of policy in opening doors to genuine refugees although in determining the merits of those seeking refuge have been confronted with the arduous task of determining credibilities as many refugee seekers are not persons fleeing from persecution but mere users of an avenue to enter Britain or Canada in pretext of seeking refuge from their alleged tormentors in the home country and once settled within Britain or Canada would inflow finances to the LTTE who fund their original exit and arrival and expect reimbursement of the cost of bringing them into these countries. This constitutes an unscrupulous usage of a country's Refugee Policy and a privilege abused rankly and about time the authorities took remedial action to prevent further inroads by LTTE backed individuals from gaining entry into these countries to serve their nefarious objectives coercing them at times under great duress!

On a final note which the British Government cannot really ignore as it has great implications on the Sri Lankan Goverment in an almost double indemnity considering the facts which have been put into perspective by Lord Avebury through the following dialogue on being questioned as to why Britain cannot put pressure on LTTE since the British Government has continued to tolerate LTTE theoretician and idealogue Anton Balasingham to live in London. He has responded rather amazingly that, quote "I have no idea whether the British Government has tried to put pressure on Mr.Balasingham or not. I rather doubt if they have any official dealings with him at all. As you say, here is somebody who is a leader of an organization which is named as terrorist by the British Government and yet he is living here openly and conducting his activities. I do confess, "I don't really understand the viewpoints of the security authorities in allowing him to function this way, unless there is some tacit agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka which allows him a certain latitude because of his role in the peace negotiations and his supposed willingness to enter in to an agreement which would ultimately solve the whole conflict, that they turn a blind eye on. I am just guessing now but I can see no other reason why he would be left immune from the law which he is so clearly breaking " end quote.

Lord Avebury has very implicitly without any mincing of words suggested that the British Government has not delivered a prime responsibility towards containing the LTTE within Britain and the Sinhala Nation have much to thank him for his insight and integrity in applauding his effort to illustrate a glaring lapse.
What he has seen in great wisdom and perception seems to be a matter of paramount importance for the British Government to address without further delay as it would surely assert a great degree of stability to the insecure climate of present day Sri Lanka embroiled in the intrigue cast around Her for which the LTTE are greatly responsible while a lame duck administration looks on mumbling about the attributes of the Peace Process and a Draft Interim Administration to incorporate LTTE demands which are Constitutionally unacceptable and illegal!.

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