Denials Of Named Canadian Tamil Organizations Being LTTE Fronts Dubious And Incredible!!
© Sunil Kumara ~ Popular Front Against Terrorism In Sri Lanka (PFATISL) For LankaWeb ~ Aug.24th 2006
In excellent collaboration and co-operation between the USA and Canda
there are now 11 Sri Lankan Canadians apprehended in the recently
uncovered conspiracy to procure arms illegally for the Tamil Tigers
in Sri lanka as well as an attempt to bribe the US Authorities towards
rescinding and withdrawing the decision to ban the LTTE as a terrorist
The recent sting operation which netted 11 Canadians thus far and
counting also needs to be acknowledged as a Canadian Government sanctioned
operation hand in glove with the US Government quite unlike the previous
Governments of both the Conservative and Liberal regimes which are
purported to have been tolerant of the LTTE activities despitem token
impositions on fund raising after 9 -11 where there was no attempt
to ban them outright and something which apathetically went on for
decades in Canada and as reported in a newsitem in Canada recently
the Conservatives have literally played catch up with most of the
rest of the world in regards to the Tamil Tigers.
The previous Liberal government had made it illegal for the Tiger's to raise money in Canada after 9-11 as part of its anti-terrorism efforts. Many had criticized the Liberals for not banning the organization outright. asking how the government could link the money raised to terrorism and not the organization itself. Indeed, the rationale is questionable at best.
One of those people was Stockwell Day, our current Minister of Public Safety. Today, Mr. Day was clear. Many Canadians of Tamil descent have told of Tiger agents extorting money from new Canadians who still have relatives in Sri Lanka.
The Tamilese immigrants have been told to "skip meals" if they had to, but that they should be willing to help out back home. Others have told stories of being advised to re-mortgage their homes to assist. Some have felt compelled to do so, fearing for the safety of loved ones left behind in Sri Lanka."
While the allegations that the Canadian Tamil Congress is a front for LTTE terrorism and fund raising are rife albeit vehemently denied by its representation and executive committe (if one can call it that based on the infamy it is accused of !) It must be noted that the Liberal decision not to ban the LTTE when they were expected to be banned in the face of much lobbying both by the Government of Sri Lanka as well as the huge expatriate Sri Lankan community non aligned with tiger terrorism living in Canada, that particular Liberal Government decision was made with "input" from the Canadian Tamil Congress and said to be a gesture of conciliation for the Liberal supportive Tamils by the then Administration with a view towards non ursurpance of the universal franchise of the Tamil voters for obvious reasons.
It is also a well known fact that more than 90 percent of the Tamil vote in Canada is purportedly pro Liberal or has been for the tenures of the Chretien and Martin Liberal Governments of the past!
While there are various legitimate sounding names for various Tamil Organizations in Canada one can only surmise on the wisdom of the Shakespearian saying "Whats In A Name" where the intelligence reports of the RCMP and CSIS, rock solid at best have stressed the importance of the reality that despite their sporadic name changes most of these organizations have the same objective namely supporting the cause of the LTTE in Sri Lanka and the Canadian authorities have to carry a greater credibility than any flybynight operation regardless of whether they call themselves the Tamil Congress of Canada (CTC) or the Federations of Associations of Canadian Tamils (FACT) and must be deemed fronts for the LTTE despite the cries of innocence emanating from their enclaves at present based on the indelibly incriminating evidence against them.
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