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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2678

LTTE supporter starts Thendral TV in UK

London, 31 July, ( A well-known LTTE supporter in London commenced a new television transmission called Thendral TV with the obvious intention of telecasting Tamil Tiger propaganda. The new transmission commenced telecast on July 14, 2008 barely a month after the Israeli decision to close down Tharishanam TV transmission after the Israel authorities were informed about the link between the terrorist organization and Tharishnam.

The transmission license for telecast of Thendral TV has been obtained by LTTE supporter Dr Nalliah Sivanathan through the Thendral Medical Centre. The transmission rights have been acquired from Nepali Television, which is a Nepali language television service established several years ago in UK.

Thendral TV is using frequency 11.727 of EUtelsat Hotbird and its UK service provider’s address is Crawley Court, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2QA. Thendral TV is registered under Thendral Media Ltd UK at 135 Q, Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7UL, United Kingdom.

Analysts believe that the Thendral TV would initially telecast songs and cultural programmes and gradually move onto hard LTTE propaganda material to assist the terrorist organization in its fund raising activities.

“It is surprising how Nepal TV allowed its transmission channel to be used by a front organization of LTTE, a terrorist organization banned not only in EU, UK and USA but also in India?” an analyst questioned. Now that the transmission is taking place from UK, a country totally committed to anti-terrorism should take effective action to prevent transmission”.

Earlier the Tamil Tigers’ test transmissions of its Euro television channel from Israel using the RR Sat of Tel Aviv for uplink facility were stopped. The Asian Tribune reported about this transmission last month in the story titled ‘LTTE’s Euro Tv moves to Israel after blockade by France and Italy’.

The LTTE is desperately trying to get new television and radio channels established as all the previous transmissions from France, Italy, Singapore and Israel were stopped by relevant authorities after the realization of terrorist links with these transmissions.

- Asian Tribune -

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