Tamil Tiger Sanctuary

The Tamil Tigers are a proscribed terrorist organisation in the US, Canada, Britain and 27 EU member countries — with good reason (see video links below). The LTTE may not be designated terrorists in Australia, but funneling support, especially hard currency, to active Tamil groups elsewhere is an act of terrorism under our laws.

“AS many as half of Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Australia are suspected of being former fighters, operatives or supporters of the Tamil Tigers.

The Tigers have been designated a terrorist organisation in many countries but not in Australia.

Sri Lankan officials estimate that between 25 and 50 per cent of Tamils fleeing to Australia have connections to the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

“Defence analyst Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe said that during a recent visit to Sri Lanka, two government ministers and several other officials, including Catholic Church staff with deep ties in the Tamil community, told him 25 per cent was at the lower end of their estimates.

“The people I spoke to constantly said 50 per cent,” he told The Australian.

Mr DeSilva-Ranasing he says former Tamil Tiger members are attracted to Australia because the LTTE remains legal here, unlike in the US, Canada, Britain and 27 EU member countries, where it is proscribed as a terrorist organisation.”

‘Half of Sri Lankan arrivals have ties to Tigers’

“Sri Lankan Tamils were largely behind credit card skimming crimes that had cost about 6000 West Australians more than $6.5 million from EFTPOS machines, Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich said yesterday.

And there are concerns that funds raised in such operations could be diverted to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, commonly known as the Tamil Tigers and listed by a number of countries as a terrorist organisation.”

‘Tamil link to Perth credit card skimming’

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‘Immigrant anger over Tamil defeat’

‘Video showing LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorist Suicide Bomber’

‘Tamil Tiger suicide bomber attacked a road marathon race’

14 July, 2010



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