LTTE mob attack at Buddhist temple in Paris
A group of unidentified LTTE mob has led a cowardly
attack at the International Buddhist Centre at Le Bourget in Paris on
Sunday (May 10), causing extensive damages to property, Sri Lankan
embassy sources in France reported.
The LTTE mob attack comes within hours of the Vesak
festival, the most sacred festival of Buddhists the world over. The Sri
Lankan embassy officials while condemning the LTTE terrorist attack
cited a rise of LTTE led mobs including physical torture and acts of
sheer intimidation against Sri Lankan expatriates. Many of the victims
are said to be Sri Lankans of Sinhala origin the embassy said adding
that these attacks are indeed perpetrated part of the LTTE campaign to
instigate communal violence and hatred between the Sinhalese and Tamil
The Paris Police is yet to arrest the culprits as
Buddhist monks and community leaders are unanimous in their opinion that
the dastardly act was organised by the international arm of the LTTE
terrorists led by Kumaran alias Selvaraj Pathmanathan.
Unequivocally condemning the violent act against a
place of religious worship by LTTE and its front-liners, the embassy
officials have urged French authorities to take effective measures to
ensure the safety of the religious centres and commercial establishment
of the Sri Lankan community in France.