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U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka Succumbs to LTTE and its Proxy Pre

[b]U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka Succumbs to LTTE and its Proxy Pressure[/b]

U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka Succumbs to LTTE and its Proxy Pressure
Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Washington, D.C., 12 November, (Asiantribune.com): The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka, in its protracted war since 1983 on three fronts, military, diplomatic and psychological, has been emphasizing, nationally and internationally, that Sri Lanka is run by a ‘Sinhalese dominated government’. The Tiger outfit’s warfare on diplomatic and psychological fronts partly carried previously by prominent Tamil lawmakers and now totally by its proxy, Tamil National Alliance, has won the hearts of American Foreign Service officers who represent the United States Department of State in Sri Lanka.

The LTTE phraseology ‘Sinhalese dominated government’ has now crept into official public documents, prepared by the United States embassy in Sri Lanka, and released in Washington by the Department of State.

The International Religious Freedom Report, released on November 9, 2005 by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the United States Department of State, in its report on Sri Lanka continues to use the LTTE coined political/diplomatic phrase largely giving the impression to the intended reader, in this case U.S. Senators and House Members who make up the most influential Foreign Relations and International Affairs Committees.

Under the sub head ‘Abuse of Religious Freedom’, the report, which is exclusively prepared by American Foreign Service officers in Colombo, states, “Since 1983 the Government (controlled by the Sinhalese, and predominantly Buddhist majority) has fought the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a terrorist organization fighting for a separate state for the country’s Tamil (and predominantly Hindu) minority.”

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