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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 113

Tigers slipped into Switzerland through the back door

Berne, 03 June, ( reveal that Switzerland is being taken for a ride by Tigers cadres who are posing as victims of Tiger terror.

This is the latest people-smuggling racket operated by the Tigers. Already there are 40,000 Tamils settled down in Switzerland. They are a part of the Tamil diaspora that funds Tiger terror operations in Sri Lanka.

Tiger operations which include abduction of Tamil teenagers, murders, kidnappings and running heavily guarded concentration camps in Vanni.

At Swiss embassy in Colombo, they posed as Tamils running away from the Tigers. Once they collected the necessary visa and land in Switzerland they join the Tiger outfits in their respective cantons.

The Swiss authorities have been informed of this operation but not action has been taken so far.

The following are few of the names in the Tiger network operating in Swiss cantons:

1. Niraj David

A resident of Batticaloa now operating in the canton of Berne
He works for the LTTE in Switzerland.

He works under Krishna Ambalavanar, a Jaffna Tamil in the canton of Berne. He is the Tiger spokesperson who runs the free paper in Tamil language called “Nilavaram” (Situation). Niraj David runs “Nilavaram” under the directions and guidance of Krishna Ambalavanar, the Tiger representative along with the other Tiger journalist who went to Switzerland optaining a visa from the Embassy in Colombo.

He is the nephew (sister’s son) of former MP for Batticaloa, late Joseph Pararajasingham. He was for sometime the Batticaloa reporter for the Tamil daily “Virakesari.”

2. Ms. Thillaiammah

Kannakudah, Batticoloa now operating in the canton of St. Gall
She was with the Suriya – a women’s organization. She worked very closely with late Sivaram and worked as a reporter for TamilNet, the pro- LTTE news website.

3. Vethanayagam Thandiyan

Formerly from Munaikkadu, Batticoloa now in canton of Zurich
He is working with Niraj David on the editorial staff of Nilavaram.

He was a full time teacher, a Sri Lanka Government servant and his main intention was to go to some European country and settle down with his family. With that in mind he managed to produce documents and a Sri Lanka Passport claiming to be a journalist.

He worked as a Teacher until he left for Switzerland without any problem. He wrote articles in some papers and magazines when he was in Sri Lanka. His wife was a nurse attached to the Government hospital.

4. Thavarajah Shanmugam

Formerly from Eravur, Batticaloa (Residence in Batticaloa: Trinco Road) now in the canton of Schwyz.

He is working with Niraj David on the editorial staff of Nilavaram.

He was a full time Teacher, a Sri Lanka Government servant, in Batticaloa.

He was at times writing articles to websites and papers owned and run by Tamil diaspora in Europe and Canada.

5. Thurairatnam Ramasamy

Formerly from Pudur, Batticaloa (Place of birth: Point Pedro) also operating in canton of Schwyz

A hard core Tiger activist. He is associated with
Nilavaram and a member of the Editorial staff. He is the political analyst of the IBC Tamil Radio based in London – owned by the LTTE. He is the Secretary of the International Tamil Media – an organization of the LTTE . The President is Mrs. Ananthy Sooriyaprakasam formerly of “Tamil Osai” of the BBC, London.

In Sri lanka he was the Batticaloa correspondent of Thinakaran, A Tamil daily published by the state-owned group of newspapers. He was also the reporter for LTTE’s TTN TV and IBC a Tamil radio based in London owned by the LTTE.

When he was the President of the Eastern Sri Lanka Journalists Association he conducted a tour for a group of Muslim journalists from the East to meet the Tiger leaders in the Vanni.

His wife earlier worked as a clerk attached to the Labor Court in Batticalao.

His brother Tharmakulsingham is the Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Cooperatives in Sri Lanka and his brother in law Thiyagalingham is the Chief Secretary of the newly created Provincial Council for the Eastern Province.

Tamils who are opposed to theTiges are targeted when they return home to visit their realties in Sri Lanka. It is reported that the information leaked by the the pro-Tiger journalists spy network led to the death of Vadivel Puveninthiran alias John, a Swiss resident from Imländli, 6315 Oberägeri, and Canton of Zug.

He was shot and killed in Batticoloa on 25 June 2006 when he visited his parents' house in Batticoloa. The role of Tamil journalists is now under suspicion after the mysterious death of anti-Tiger Vadivel.

- Asian Tribune -

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