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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2490

The LTTE Nediyawan Faction to Continue the Fight: Launches a new Tamil TV channel 'Deepam'

By Maya Anthony

The LTTE has launched a new Tamil Television channel Deepam targeting European, Sri Lankan and South India Tamils. The station is run by Nediyawan, the LTTE leader based in Norway, who coordinated LTTE activities overseas on behalf of the LTTE International Secretariat.

Perimpanayagan Sivaparam known widely as Nediyawan is opposed to Tamil National Alliance. He believes that the fight for separatism initiated by Prabhakaran should continue. A master in propaganda.

The details of the TV station is as follows:

Satellite Eutelsat 70B @ 70.5E

frequency 11356,

Polarization vertical

symbol rate 44900

Earlier, On the initiative undertaken by Asian Tribune’s Editor, French Government banned, the Tamil Television Network - TTN channel run by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. After TTN channel was banned they came up with another channel called Tharishanam, Thenral, GTV and Mathuram.

Tigers converted the Deepam TV channel, which is originally from UK as a Pay channel in Europe and they are now raising significant funds.

The LTTE is of the view that it is important to continue with their aggressive propaganda campaign radicalizing the Tamil diaspora in Europe , Sri lanka and South India. The new Tamil TV channel will take forward their propaganda as well as their disinformation campaign against the Government of Sri Lanka with the intention of breaking up Sri Lanka.

The plan of the LTTE front organizations overseas is three folds. First, build up their finances and political base while work with the TNA, the political wing of the LTTE, to campaign for federalism. Second, pressurize the Sri Lankan government through TNA to delist LTTE front organizations overseas. Third, demand a referendum in the north and east for separation from the rest of Sri Lanka.

The LTTE organizations overseas designated under UN Security Council Resolution 1373 include –

01. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam a.k.a LTTE a.k.a Tamil Tigers.

02. Tamil Rehabilitation Organization a.k.a TRO.

03. Tamil Coordinating Committee a.k.a TCC

04. British Tamil Forum a.k.a BTF

05. World Tamil Movement a.k.a WTM

06. Canadian Tamil Congress a.k.a CTC

07. Australian Tamil Congress a.k.a ATC

08. Global Tamil Forum a.k.a GTF

09. National Council Of Canadian Tamils a.k.a NCCT a.k.a Makkal Avai

10. Tamil National Council a.k.a TNC

11.Tamil Youth Organization a.k.a TYO

12. World Tamil Coordinating Committee a.k.a WTCC.

13. Transnational Government Of Tamil Eelam a.k.a TGTE

14. Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly a.k.a TEPA

15 .World Tamil Relief Fund a.k.a WTRF

16. Headquarters Group a.k.a HQ Group

The new television station is managed by Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC), a UN designated terrorist entity, and the Norwegian Council of Eelam Tamils (NCCT).

As NCCT is not designated, NCCT projects itself as a community organization and receives funds from the Norwegian government.

Both are led by Nediyawan, the successor to Prabhakaran. Among the other terrorist fronts campaigning through the TNA to delist them are the Canadian Tamil Congress, Australian Tamil Congress, British Tamil Forum and the Global Tamil Forum. Both the directing figures and members of these designated terrorist entities supported LTTE propaganda, fund raising and procurement activities.

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Perimpanayagan Sivaparam known widely as Nediyawan
The LTTE Nediyawan Faction to Continue the Fight: Launches a new Tamil TV channel 'Deepam'
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