Sri Lanka minister urges Britain to lift ban on Tigers

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 January 2004, 13:23 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s minister for Hindu Affairs, Mr. T. Maheswaran Tuesday urged the British government to lift the ban on the Liberation Tigers. The minister gave a memorandum to the British High Commissioner and the Sri Lanka desk officer of the British Foreign Office who met him at his office in Colombo Tuesday. Minister Maheswaran said it is no longer fair or justifiable on the part of the British government to continue its ban on the LTTE.

Mr. Maheswaran has been campaigning for the lifting of the ban on the Liberation Tigers in UK. He has also appealed to the US government to take the LTTE off the list of Foreign Terrorist Organisations.

He also asked the British government not to send back Tamils who have sought asylum in England.

 

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