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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Australia must take strong action against LTTE - Sri Lanka

[b]Australia must take strong action against LTTE - Sri Lanka High Commissioner.[/b]

[b]Canberra, 12 October, ( [/b]Sri Lanka High Commissioner in Australia has urged the Government of Australia to take appropriate actions against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for all their illegal activities and the false propaganda campaign undertaken by them on the Australian soil.

K. Balapatabendi, High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Australia has pointed out “The LTTE uses the Australian soil to propagate their separatist agenda and fund raising activities, although the LTTE is a banned organization in Australia.”

Recently, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner wrote a letter to Alexander Downer, Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs briefing him of the European Union declaration on Sri Lanka on 26th September 2005, pronouncing specific measures designed to deter violence, terrorism and other illegal or unacceptable activities including funding and propaganda of the LTTE.

“The EU Declaration is most opportune and significant in that it has been made at a time that Sri Lanka is endeavoring to seek a negotiated settlement with the LTTE,” wrote the High Commissioner.

The High Commissioner pointed out that the declaration made by the EU has been made after evaluation of the LTTE’s recent behavior inimical to the peace process and having considered the technical requirements those LTTE activities as representing “totally unacceptable methods endangering the peace process in Sri Lanka”.

K. Balapatabendi added, “Most importantly, the EU member states will not receive any delegation from the LTTE in their countries until further notice. This restriction will be in force with immediate effect.”

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