LTTE LOBBY SWAMPS GENEVA
* Three factions lobbying ahead of the UNHCR sessions
* Those who advocated killing now champions of Human Rights
All three pro - LTTE factions have started lobbying ahead of the
UNHCR sessions in Geneva in March, international terrorism expert Prof
Dr Rohan Gunaratna told the Daily News yesterday.
Prof Dr Gunaratna said the three factions are the Tamil Eelam
People’s Assembly led by Perinpanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyawan in
Norway, the Global Tamil Forum led by Father S J Emmanuel in London and
the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam led by V Rudrakumaran in New
Prof Dr Gunaratna said although they participated, supported and
advocated killing of civilians, overnight, these individuals have
emerged as the champions of Human Rights.
Citing an example he said trained LTTE cadre Nediyawan, who succeeded
Prabhakaran, is leading the charge.
Operating through the Tamil Coordinating Committee Switzerland,
Nediywan has instructed supporters to gather before the United Nations
Office in Geneva on March 4 between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. Since the Swiss do
not regard the LTTE as a terrorist group, he instructed them to fly the
LTTE flag. Some LTTE cadres and propagandists like Father Emmanuel are
likely to visit primarily to thank the NGOs, especially Human Rights
NGOs, either LTTE fronts or funded by the LTTE for their participation
and hard work, Prof Dr. Gunaratna said.