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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

LTTE engineered forgery, forced the temporary closing down of the London based TBC Tamil Radio

London, 03 February, ( Thamil Broadcasting Corporation, a Tamil language radio station operating out of outer- London has been closed down due to an act of forgery, subtly engineered and precipitated by the elements suspected to be belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in London.

Though LTTE is a banned organization in Britain since 2001, however the outfit operates out of London and has grown from strength to strength since from the day it was banned in Britain.

This time, according to Mrs. Sivajini Rajmaraj, one of the directors of the TBC, she has received an e-mail, as well as a telephone call from the British Company House – British equivalent to Registrar of Companies, demanding why TBC goes on air after informing in writing that TBC is closing down its operations.

According to Sivajini Ramaraj, they have registered with the Company House as TBC UK Ltd, a private liability company to run the Thamil Broadcasting Corporation.

It is now revealed that someone or a group of persons have written to the Company House forging documents as directors of the TBC UK Co. Ltd., informing that their intention to close down and urged the company registration stand cancelled.

Based on the forged application to close down the registered company, the Company House cancelled the registration of the company. And when someone brought to the notice of the Company House that TBC broadcasting continues despite the closing down of the registration, they have called Sivajini Ramaraj and questioned her on what authority they are continuing with TBC broadcasting service.

Subsequent to the receipt of the telephone call and the e-mail from the Company House, the 24 hour TBC broadcast service has been ‘closed down temporarily’ since Thursday midnight 01 February.

It is learnt that the TBC owners has now filed an action in the court of justice in London seeking an interim injunction to continue legally with the broadcast of the TBC, while a permanent judgment on the forgery is established and the culprits brought to face justice for perpetuating the crime of forgery.

In the meantime, it is learnt that V.Ramaraj who was arrested last year in Geneva while protesting against the atrocities of the LTTE, just a day before the first Geneva talks between the Sri Lanka Government delegates and the LTTE took place, is expected to be released this month.

- Asian Tribune -

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