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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2908

Pro-LTTE MDMK Leader Gopalswamyand UNP's Dr Jayalath Jayewardene held meetings with LTTE leaders in London

London, 18 April, ( Fresh from their honeymoon with Minister Eric Solheim, Tamil Nadu's pro-LTTE maverick politician V. Gopalswamy, (VAIKO) leader of the MDMK party along with UNP's Dr Jayalath Jayewardene arrived in the UK on 15th April and held several meetings with LTTE leaders and their fund raising sympathizers based in London.

Foreign sources have informed Asian Tribune that both MDMK Leader Gopalswamy and UNP's Dr Jayalath Jayewardene were picked up from London Heathrow airport upon their arrival from Norway by Mr. Thilagaraja of the LTTE's (UK) branch otherwise known as the British Tamil Forum (BTF).

It is said that the parties attended several meeting organized by the British Tamil Forum (BTF) and met with senior LTTE leaders based in London. Both Gopalswamy and Dr Jayalath Jayewardene were looked after well otherwise by representatives of the LTTE for lobbying on behalf of the LTTE in Norway which was funded by the British Tamil Forum (BTF).

The LTTE's UK branch (BTF) also facilitated both Gopalswamy and Jayalath's accommodation, flights, food and entertainment whilst in the UK.

UNP's Dr Jayalath Jayewardene is also said to have visited the Buddhist Temple in Kingsbury, North London where meetings took place with the UNP's UK representatives. The UNP's UK branch is said to work hand-in-hand with the British Tamil Forum (BTF).

- Asian Tribune -

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