TERRORIST FRONTS IN CANADA TRAPS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) contributed C$
50,000 to Amnesty International (AI) in Canada in January 2012. The CTC
is a Front of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a ruthless
terrorist group defeated in Sri Lanka. After supporting LTTE's terrorist
agenda for a decade, CTC is today seeking to manipulate the Human Rights
Fundraising campaign of pro – LTTE elements in Canada to
raise funds for Amnesty International
Amnesty International Secretary General addressing the
pro – LTTE lobbies
Participation of Rudrakumaran Faction (TGTE) to raise
funds for Amnesty International to promote LTTE interest
Participation of Canadian Tamil Alliance with the Eelam
logo promoting LTTE ideology
The President of CTC, Suntharamoorthy Umasuthan, who
made the donation to AI is himself a subject of terrorist investigation.
Umasuthan's associate Thavarajah Pratheepan, Deputy Chief of LTTE
procurement, is in US custody. Umasuthan and a few of his associates in
Canada feature in a multinational investigation into arms, ammunition
and explosives purchases from North Korea, the key supplier of LTTE
CTC - WEAPONS LINKS :
As the LTTE is criminalized (designated, proscribed or
banned), it is operating on Western soil through innocuous
organizations. The LTTE advances its interests through community,
charity, non-profit, human rights, media and other fronts. Despite
attempts to conceal, the links between CTC and LTTE propaganda,
financing, procurement, etc., their activities are extensive and have
penetrated deep into the system.
The Director of Communications of CTC in 2005, Sahil
Sabaratnam (28), is serving 25 years in a US Prison for procuring
weapons for the LTTE. Sahil was arrested in New York in August 2006
buying 20 SA - 18 heat seeking missiles, 10 missile launchers, 500 AK 47
weapons and other military equipment. Sahil operated together with his
brother in law Thani Thanigasalam (38), who headed the cell and Satha
Sarachandran (27), President of the Tamil Youth Organization (TYO)
Canada of the LTTE (2003 - 2005). The statement issued by Satha
Sarachandran through his lawyer whilst serving his prison sentence in US
clearly indicates the TYO - LTTE links and its extensions to the CTC.
Please see the link:
Immediately after the arrests, the CTC Board met in
Toronto decided to disassociate themselves with the LTTE procurement
conducted in the US, in order to continue its uninterrupted activities.
CTC's Director of Public Relations David Poopalapillai said that he did
not know Sahil Sabaratnam, the CTC Director of Communications.
CTC - LTTE LEADERSHIP LINKS :
Before David Poopalapillai travelled to Canada,
he was one of the suspects who reported to have close links with LTTE
hierarchy in Wanni. As the current National spokesperson of the CTC,
Poopalapillai ensures that LTTE's interests are met. It is reported that
Poopalapillai has visited Malyasia in August 2009 to meet Selvarasa
Pathmanathan (K.P.), the successor to LTTE leader Prabhakaran. Wanted by
Interpol for his role in the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination, K.P. was to
meet with Poopalapillai to discuss LTTE - CTC strategy. Today, CTC is
guided by both Vishvanathan Rudrakumaran, LTTE Central Committee member,
and the LTTE ideologist Father S.J. Emmanuel. Rudrakumaran succeeded K.P.
and created Trans national Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).
CTC - HUMAN SMUGGLING LINKS :
The ongoing investigations reveal the CTC facilitated
the multi-million dollar LTTE run human smuggling operations by MV Ocean
Lady (76 crew and passengers) and MV Sun Sea (492 crew and passengers).
Spearheaded by two former Sea Tigers, Ravishankar Kanagarajah of Canada
and Shanmugasundaram Kanthaskaran of the UK, the LTTE also facilitated
the passage of over 200 LTTE leaders, members and their families to
Canada. The LTTE renamed its arms ship MV Princess Easwary as MV Ocean
Lady and purchased MV Harin Panich 19 and renamed it MV Sun Sea.
Captained by Kamalraj Kandasamy, who transported tens of thousands of
tons of arms, ammunition and explosives on board MV Princess Easwary
from North Korea to Sri Lanka from 1997 - 2009, today lives in Canada.
With Vinod, the Deputy of Kamal claiming asylum in Norway, MV Sun Sea
was captained by Sivagnanam Sivaharan alias Kausi and others who had
served on the North Korean voyages smuggling lethal cargo. Further, it
is revealed that, not only did CTC provide legal and financial aid to
the LTTE crew and passengers but also projected that they were bona fide
refugees and not terrorists. As the key LTTE cadres and their families
arrived in Vancouver, the very next day Poopalapillai with his team flew
to Vancouver to defend the LTTE infiltrators and counter Canadian
efforts to develop tough legislation. Gary Anandasangaree of CTC
provided legal counsel.
CTC - HUMAN RIGHTS LINKS :
Since its formation, CTC advanced LTTE interests and
targeted the Sri Lankan government. Masquerading as a champion of Human
Rights, Anandasangaree travels to Geneva annually to target Sri Lanka.
Although Anandasangaree portrays himself as a Human Rights champion, it
was he who masterminded the CTC campaign to vilify Jo Becker, the
Children's Rights Advocacy Director for the Human Rights Watch (HRW),
who exposed LTTE extortion of the Diaspora. To counter the damning
report, the CTC organized two university students, a family doctor, a
settlement worker, a teacher and a lawyer. At the press conference on
March 15, 2006, Shanthela Easwarakumar said "it has deep implications
for us. It has exposed us to ridicule and hatred". Since then the Sri
Lankan authorities recovered the LTTE application form of Shanthela
Easwarakumar filled with her own handwriting and also admitting to her
family financially supporting the LTTE (please see the LTTE
Recruitment Form filled by Shanthela).
Recruitment Form filled by Shanthela
When questioned that CTC denigrating the HRW report
"is a front for LTTE," Neethan Shan, who had formed the vanguard at LTTE
activities in North America, acknowledged "the Congress is supportive of
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HAS BECOME A LIFE LINE OF CTC
It is poor judgment on the part of AI to get involved
with a terrorist front, let alone accept money from it.
Writing from a US prison to the Tamil community in
August 2011, Sahil Sabaratnam, the former CTC Communication Director
said "the mandates and events were well planned by the so-called
well-wishers, and persons like me, served as a Communication Director,
would be implementing the actions as a result of the campaign being
carried out by members other than the registered members of the
organization. I am fully aware that the same situation exists in such
organizations today". Confirming LTTE control of CTC, Sahil added
"question such indirect or hidden agendas being carried out by LTTE
related organizations such as WTM and CTC". Referring to CTC agenda of
supporting LTTE's terrorist agenda, Sahil said "I solely believe and
know for a fact that the so called well-wishers who had always stood
behind the CTC are believers of a violent solution".
Please see the
CTC has spread its tentacles deep into the Canadian
and Western corridors of power, Human Rights organizations, and NGOs.
The success of the Tamil Tiger terrorist movement was to adapt and
evolve keeping its sights firmly set on its terrorist agenda. CTCs links
to LTTE are well established. AI would now have a duty of care to
further CTCs agenda. For CTC to function it has to keep the LTTE cause
alive and AI has become a life line. Analysts believe that AI has been
around long enough to know the activities of the Tamil Tiger terrorists
and its Canadian arm, the CTC. The financial monitors of Human Rights
organizations no doubt will investigate into the ethics of accepting
funds from terrorist movements, as it throws AI's interests in Sri Lanka
into serious doubt. LTTE fronts such as the CTC carry on the Tamil Tiger
agenda. Few are spared that do not fall into line with their demands. As
the saying goes "lipstick won't change the pig".
President of CTC, Umasuthan and Mr. Poopalapillai at the
Toronto office presenting some of the funds collected to