Govt. regrets space given for Tiger propaganda
Tiger proxies form ‘cabinet’



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By Easwaran Rutnam


LTTE proxies operating in the US have formed a ‘cabinet’ for a Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) made up of a ‘Prime Minister’, three ‘Deputy Prime Ministers’ and seven ‘Ministers’ each having their own portfolios.


Led by V. Rudrakumar, who has been appointed the ‘Prime Minister’, the ‘Cabinet’ members have already begun having meetings in the US with the participation of invitees and the US media.


Responding to this, Government Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said it was ‘regrettable’ that space was being given to LTTE proxies to carry out their work overseas against a democratically elected government.


Asked if the issue would be raised formally with the US government, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the Foreign Ministry was likely take up the matter in due course.


"We expect these democratic governments to abide by our sovereignty. It is regrettable that space is being given for these groups to operate freely," Minister Rambukwella told The Island.


The ‘cabinet’ of the LTTE proxies include so called ‘Ministers’ of Foreign Affairs, Information, Internal Affairs, Minister of investigation of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Finance, Welfare of the families of cadres and martyrs as well as Economic Affairs, environment and development.


Minister Rambukwella noted that in his view the LTTE proxies had formed the ‘cabinet’ and were going public in order to utilize some of the funds they had collected from LTTE supporters overseas.


According to members, the LTTE Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam made public in the US their main agenda to gain support for the establishment of an independent Tamil Eelam with the support of regional and international powers.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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