DIARY OF TAMIL TIGERS IN CANADA:
Shots of alleged terrorist suporter Suresh Sriskandarajah being taken in to Kitchener Superior Court. August 25, 2006
- Oct. 18, 1995 Manickavasagam Suresh, then the co-ordinator of the World Tamil Movement, is arrested for allegedly raising money for the Tamil Tigers. Immigration officials have been trying to deport him ever since but he has remained in Canada by launching repeated court appeals.
- Sept. 16, 1998 RCMP officers arrest Muralitharan Nadarajah, alleging he is a former leader of the Swiss branch of the Tamil Tigers and had entered Canada on a false passport.
- Nov. 24, 2005 RCMP search the Vancouver office of the World Tamil Movement (WTM).
- March 15, 2006 Human Rights Watch reports the Tamil Tigers are using extortion tactics to raise money in Toronto.
- April 10, 2006 The Canadian government announces the Tamil Tigers have been placed on Ottawa’s list of designated terrorist entities.
- April 12, 2006 RCMP search the WTM’s Montreal office.
- April 22, 2006 RCMP search the Toronto WTM office and seize a moving truck full of materials. Police later claim they found manuals on missile guidance systems, books encouraging suicide bombings, an Elections Canada voter list and evidence of terrorist fundraising. No charges have been laid.
- Aug. 21, 2006 Following a joint FBI-RCMP investigation, Project O-Needle, seven Canadians are charged for allegedly trying to buy weapons for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE.
- Nov. 15, 2007 The U.S. Treasury freezes the assets of the Tamils Rehabilitation Organization office in Toronto, alleging it is part of a worldwide network that covertly supports the Tamil Tigers.
- March 14, 2008 Prapa Thambithurai is arrested in New Westminster, B.C., and becomes the first person charged under Canada’s terrorist financing law.
Original source: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Just+true+Canadian+alleged+Tiger+bagman/407533/story.html