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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

Rising backlash against the LTTE at home and abroad

[b]Rising backlash against the LTTE at home and abroad [/b]

[b]Part 1[/b]

Eluvan Karayan (Person from the East) is a hunted man in Australia. His crime: he writes a column to the Uthayam (Dawn) Tamil community newspaper, circulated Australia-wide, exposing the horrors and terrors of the LTTE.

Last month when the Tamil members of the Shiva-Vishnu Temple returned to their cars after an annual meeting in Oakleigh, a suburb in Melbourne, they found leaflets stuck in between the wipers and the front screen. It was signed by Ellalan Force, a deadly wing of the LTTE. It simply said: “This is the final notice” issued to Eluvan Karayan. Agents of the Australia have been snooping around making inquiries about Eluvan Karayan.

Ellalan Force which issued the threat is banned in Australia, UK, USA as an auxiliary force of the LTTE. Its members have been going round shops and warning shop owners not to distribute the Uthayam paper. The Editor of this paper, Dr. Noel Nadesan, too is a marked man who refuses to bow down to LTTE threats.

Undaunted by the threats to him Eluvan Karayan hit back with another volley on the LTTE in this month’s issue of Uthayam. Eluvan Karayan is also a correspondent of the “Asian Tribune.” He writes under his own name: S. Nagarajah. He is an academic attached to the Law Faculty of the University of Western Sydney. Like Dr. Nadesan he belongs to the growing number of Tamil expatriates disillusioned with the violent politics of the LTTE.

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