Remove ban on Tamil Tigers: US group urges

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Washington/Colombo: A Tamil diaspora group in the US has appealed to President Barack Obama to de-proscribe the LTTE as a terror outfit in the country, saying this could give a "little relief" to the community which faces problems while travelling abroad.

The group 'Tamils for Obama' claimed that the LTTE has been defunct with no activities since 2009.

In a statement, the group have said that many Tamils are "suffering" because of the listing of the LTTE as a terror group in the US.


President Barack Obama. PTI

"Because of the listing of Tamil Tigers, it creates pain for many US Tamils when they travel to abroad and when they return to the US," the statement said.

"They have to go through many hours of interrogation. Some US Tamils have asked us to convince Obama to help us by removing Tamil Tigers from the list. Obama can give Tamils a little relief by de-listing the Tamil Tigers during this Christmas and giving season. There is no reason to keep them on the list," it said.

The group said it was a "mistake" by the George Bush's administration to support the Sri Lankan "genocidal war against the innocent Tamils".

The Tamil groups also hope that the European Union would also de-list the LTTE.

The US banned the LTTE in 1997 followed by UK and the EU.

The UN has estimated that 40,000 people died, many of them civilians, during the three-decade-long civil war that ended in 2009. It was under President Mahinda Rajapaksa's tenure that the Sri Lankan forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the separatist group that waged armed insurgency against the government.
 

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obama is just creating Problems for trump administration ....................we should ignore all the decisions & activities of Obama administration (including major defence ally status for India )........wait for trump .
 
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obama is just creating Problems for trump administration ....................we should ignore all the decisions & activities of Obama administration ........wait for trump .
If US interests are compromised by Chinese presence in SL . US will do what is needed.
 

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Obscure group, beating a dead horse. LTTE is dead and hopefully will remain so forevers. No one misses that bunch of murderous, psychotic bastards.
 
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Obscure group, beating a dead horse. LTTE is dead and hopefully will remain so forevers. No one misses that bunch of murderous, psychotic bastards.
Tamils claim that SL is using the terrorism tag to carry out atrocities against the Tamil population??
Tamil diaspora in USA and Canada are looking to revive this movement??

https://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=38517

Genocidal Sri Lanka schemes military base razing to ground Tamil Heroes Cemetery
 
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obama is just creating Problems for trump administration ....................we should ignore all the decisions & activities of Obama administration (including major defence ally status for India )........wait for trump .
Policies usually do not change when Presidential administrations change. They are usually
handed down to the next administration and continue same way for decades.
 

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Obscure group, beating a dead horse. LTTE is dead and hopefully will remain so forevers. No one misses that bunch of murderous, psychotic bastards.
Idiot don't blame them.Why india trained Ltte in indian army camps,indian policy is partly responsible sufferings of both tamils and sinhalese
 

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so USA & china will fight their wars in Afghanistan & Lanka ??

bad news for Lanka , India , Afghanistan , Pakistan .............
 

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There are better ways to highlight the SL Tamil cause than asking for deproscribing a ruthless terrorist organisation that was responsible for Tamil deaths as much as SL government.

These folks are only harming the SL Tamil cause by raking up LTTE.
 

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Idiot don't blame them.Why india trained Ltte in indian army camps,indian policy is partly responsible sufferings of both tamils and sinhalese
Stop calling others idiot you imbecile. India made a mistake and we paid for it by losing 1200 men in IPKF operations and Rajiv lost his life. There's no denying that WE are partly responsible for the sufferings of both Tamils and Sinhalese in SL.
 
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There are better ways to highlight the SL Tamil cause than asking for deproscribing a ruthless terrorist organisation that was responsible for Tamil deaths as much as SL government.

These folks are only harming the SL Tamil cause by raking up LTTE.
Whenever a ruthless organization gains strength it views their own moderate people
as enemies along with their other enemies.
 

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Policies usually do not change when Presidential administrations change. They are usually
handed down to the next administration and continue same way for decades.
no , Obama is creating Problems for Trump before leaving office ...........

Example , UN resolution against Israel , Sanctions against Russia , troubles in Middle east , lanka , SCS .................he will create More problems for trump before leaving office just wait & watch .


this is why Russia & Israel are Ignoring his last moment decisions & sanctions .

however Trump can follow some of his Policies .
 
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no , Obama is creating Problems for Trump before leaving office ...........

Example , UN resolution against Israel , Sanctions against Russia , troubles in Middle east , lanka , SCS .................he will create More problems for trump before leaving office just wait & watch .


this is why Russia & Israel are Ignoring his last moment decisions & sanctions .

however Trump can follow some of his Policies .
Obama is history. He made problems for USA that will take a strong president
like trump to sort out.
 

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There are better ways to highlight the SL Tamil cause than asking for deproscribing a ruthless terrorist organisation that was responsible for Tamil deaths as much as SL government.

These folks are only harming the SL Tamil cause by raking up LTTE.
they are just following orders of USA ...........

if Lanka is supporting china there will be civil wars in Lanka ................and both tamils & singhalis will suffer .
 

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