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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1586

GL to raise Tiger backed Transnational Government issue with UN and US government

By our Sri Lanka Correspondent
Colombo, 24 May, (

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L Peiris who is currently visiting the United States is expected to raise the issue of the LTTE backed Provisional Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (PTGTE) when he meets officials from United Nations and the US government.

Prof. Peiris who left Colombo on Saturday is scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York. He is expected to raise the issue of the PTGTE and is also expected to discuss the Secretary General’s decision to appoint a special panel on Sri Lanka and UN under Secretary General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe’s scheduled visit to the island.

Prof. Peiris is also expected meet US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Wednesday in Washington DC along with senior officials from the US State Department where he will raise the PTGTE issue which is said to be backed by several LTTE proxy organizations

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L Peiris’s visit to the US comes in the wake of pro-LTTE bodies holding its first PTGTE meeting in Philadelphia recently which was followed by several meeting in European countries on May 2.

Last week Asian Tribune exclusively revealed how the External Affairs Ministry called for a report from their envoy in Havana after reports of an LTTE build up in Venezuela came to light.

The said report on Sri Lankan envoy, Tamara Kuliyanayagam’s visit to Caracas, Venezuela is expected by the end of this week, External Affairs Ministry sources revealed to Asian Tribune.

- Asian Tribune -

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