LTTE sympathizers, financial network still intact: US

2015-06-20 11:06:18

Despite the military defeat of the LTTE at the hands of the Sri Lankan government in 2009, the terrorist organisation’s international network of sympathizers and financial support continues, US Department of State said yesterday.

Quoting the Country Reports on Terrorism released by the US Counterterrorism Bureau, the Department said LTTE’s financial network of support had continued to operate throughout 2014.

“LTTE used its international contacts and the large Tamil diaspora in North America, Europe, and Asia to procure weapons, communications, funding, and other needed supplies.  The group employed charities as fronts to collect and divert funds for its activities,” the report said.

It said that there have been no known attacks in Sri Lanka that could verifiably be attributed to the LTTE since the end of the war, but a total of 13 LTTE supporters, several of which had allegedly planned attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomatic facilities in India, were arrested in Malaysia in 2014.

The report notes that although the LTTE has been largely inactive since its military defeat in Sri Lanka in 2009, and there have been no known attacks in Sri Lanka that could verifiably be attributed to the LTTE since the end of the war, a total of 13 LTTE supporters, several of which had allegedly planned attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomatic facilities in India, were arrested in Malaysia in 2014.

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