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A Sri Lankan organisation in UK, the Sinhala Bala Mandalaya (UK) has reacted swiftly to America's weekend warning to the world 'to brace itself for a war against international terrorism' and the Irish Prime Minister's measures designed to crush terrorism by pointing out to British Prime Minister Tony Blair that although over 90,000 innocent civilians have been killed in Sri Lanka by LTTE terrorists, yet the British Government have failed to proscribe the LTTE and close down its headquarters from where they organised the raising of funds for such activities.
National Scheme for the welfare of families of persons serving in the Armed Forces

 

 
 
The Hon Tony Blair
Prime Minister
10, Downing Street
London. UK
Dear Prime Minister,

TERRORIST BOMBING IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND KILLING OF CIVILIANS

We wish to convey our deepest sympathies on the killing of civilians in Northern Ireland on account of terrorist bombings. We hope that the British Government will take all necessary steps to protect democratic way of life and punish the despicable offenders.

The horror of terrorism is deeply felt by all when the terrorists kill and injure innocent civilians without any rhyme or reason. One of the most important tasks of a responsible government is to be vigilant and take effective measures to weaken and eradicate anti-social forces.

Sri Lankan government and her people had been urging you to impose restrictions on Tamil Tigers who are considered as one of the most violent terrorist groups in the world. Yet, to the dismay of the democratically elected Sri Lankan government and her people Tamil Tigers operate in the very centre of London. From this well known, well established centre all anti-Sri Lanka activities are planned in addition to fund raising to purchase bombs and ammunitions to kill Sri Lankans and create havoc and unrest in Sri Lanka.

At this moment when all eyes are on the tragedy of Omagh we earnestly hope that the British Government will take effective measures against domestic and international terrorism.

Thanking you

Yours truly

SECRETARY
for SPUR - VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA

19 August 1998

Terrorism must be brought to justice, says British Foreign Secretary .

Yet Britain turns a blind eye to LTTE fundraising for terrorist attacks against civilians, property and successive democratically elected governments of Sri Lanka

A REQUEST FROM SINHAYA (UK)

In the wake of the terrorist bombing of the restaurant in South Africa, last weekend's bombing in Northern Ireland and the bombings of two US embassies in Africa, we urge you to write to the British Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, the Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon. Robin Cook and to the Home Secretary Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, to proscribe the most vicious terrorist organisation in the world, the LTTE in the UK. Please refer to our Letters & Leaflets Exchange tab for letters that has been written in the past, to get you started.

Please ACT NOW! WRITE TODAY!

The address to write:

Rt. Hon. Tony Blair / Rt. Hon. Robin Cook / Rt. Hon. Jack Straw
House of Parliament, London SW7, United Kingdom

Please ACT NOW! WRITE TODAY!

Sinhaya (UK)
 

ANTI-TERRORISTS STORM TRAFALGAR on 17 May 1998

Terrorists kill innocent children,women and men in Omagh in N Ireland

28 people were killed and hundreds injured by a terrorist bomb blast in Omagh in N Ireland on Sunday.

In Omagh people filed past a makeshift memorial at the bomb site leaving cards and flowers.

'' People are hardly fit to talk. Look what they have done to our people" a 77 year old said. Local Councillor, Paddy Mc Gown said " I never saw anything like the injuries. There were bodies that couldn't be identified and some of them were small ,you would know they were children" Opposition Northern Ireland spokesperson told Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams "Probably you alone can ensure that these men are brought to justice very quickly.Take that opportunity and and follow your good words ...with equally strong action."

Paul Radford whose 17 year old brother was blown apart by the bomb described the offenders as " THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH.THAT' ALL ,JUST SCUM"

All Sri Lankans and all our members share the grief of all family members of the dead and people of Omagh at this dark hour. We, Sri Lankans too have been subjected to terrorism unleashed by Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. They kill innocent civilians, explode bombs at city centres and destroy sacred sites indiscriminately.

Ironically, they have their international operations centre in LONDON. They direct operations. collect funds and issues statements justifying terrorist acts of Tamil Tigers from this very centre in LONDON.

WHAT TIMES! WHAT MORALS!

Compare and contrast terrorism and reactions - United Kingdom and Sri Lanka

Petitions with Over 130,000 signatures calling for banning of LTTE in UK handed to Tony Blair on 100th day of the Vigil

United Kingdom

Petitions with Over 130,000 signatures calling for banning of LTTE in UK handed to Tony Blair on 100th day of the Vigil
USA recently classified LTTE as an international terroristorganisation and banned it operating from its shores.
India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka have all banned this group and Australia and Canada have imposed restrictions.

The headquarters of the World deadliest terrorist organisation LTTE is located in London

Sri Lanka

 

LTTE Child Combatants by Rohan Gunaratna

 

TAMILS living abroad should refrain from providing financial support to the armed campaign by Tamil militants in Sri Lanka, British High Commissioner David Tatham told a public gathering in Jaffna

Increased LTTE activities in Kandy

UK based human rights group, Human Rights For Victims Of Terrorism has written to the UK charities commission to investigate the role of International Alert.

 

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO COMMEMORATE ALL HEROIC SONS OF SRI LANKA WHO LAID THEIR LIVES TO PRESERVE THE UNITY OF OUR MOTHER LAND

 


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Six petitions from Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, France, Russia and UK with over 120,000 signatures calling for banning of the LTTE in UK was handed over to British Prime Minister Mr. Tony Blair on Saturday 18 July. This coincided with the last day of the on going vigil, which had completed a 100 extremely successful days. The handing over ceremony was preceded by a well attended rally outside Prime Ministers official residence, 10 Downing street, where hundreds of Sri Lankans chanted slogans calling for the banning of the terrorist group.

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International Alert (AI) closes Colombo office

The London based Scandinavian funded NGO, International Alert, has vacated its Colombo office amidst mounting criticism over the controversial NGO's dismissal of its Colombo Program Manager Frederica Jansz and the mass demonstration opposite IA's Bambalapitiya office accusing the NGO of being LTTE front. IA has given notice to the owners that it will be removing its belongings within next two weeks.

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Petition calling for British ban on LTTE handed over to High Commission
Anti-LTTE demonstrations in Colombo
 
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