LTTE Tamil Terrorist Activities in Worldwide
2013 – Feb 27: Global Tamil Forum 3rd anniversary conference held at House of Parliament, Committee Room 14 – Speakers ere Nick Clegg, Ed Davey MP, Ed Miliband MP, Simon Hughes MP, Keith Vaz MP. Baroness Warsi, Yolanda Foster (Amnesty International), Erik Solheim, David Miliband and Callum Macrae. Vote of thanks was delivered by Rt. Hon Joan Ryan, Policy Advisor, GTF.
2012 – Nov 10 – World Tamil Conference held at British House of Parliament.
2012 – June 04: British Sri Lankans hold demonstration against violent methods of LTTE rump in UK.
2011 June 15: After release of Channel 4 documentary, UK presses Sri Lanka to investigate alleged war crimes or face international inquiry.
2009 – Jun 19: Arunachal Chrishanthakumar (A C Shanthan) of British Tamil Association jailed for 2 years for providing equipment for LTTE.
2009 – May 31: Demonstrations outside UK Parliament by pro-LTTE demonstrators for 43 days has cost UK police 8million sterling pounds (Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson). Police had to reduce policing in London streets, demonstrators had pelted stones and other missiles at the Indian High Commission breaking the bullet proof windows and even stoning SL High Commission. Pro-LTTE supporter also waved LTTE flags with LTTE insignia – all violations of UK anti-terror laws.
2009 – May 24: Pro-LTTE supporters attack 5 ‘Sam’ Chicken’ outlets owned by Sam Chandrasingha in Wembley, Kingsbury, Wilsden, Sudbury Hill and Cricklewood.
2009 – May 14: Sri Lankan Buddhist temples in London attacked by LTTE
2009 – May 13: Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Center in Kingsbury North West London attacked with stones. Ninth occasion that the temple has been attacked.
2009 – Jan 28: Chief of LTTE/Britain A C Shanthan appeared before Kingston Crown Court London charged with 5 offences. Three others – Jegatheswaran Muraleetharan alias Muralee Tharan, his brother Jeyatheswaran Vythyatharan alias Vithy Tharan and Murugesu Jegatheeswaran alias M. Jegan – are accused of receiving electronic items for use in terrorism.
2009 – Apr 11: 100,000 pro-LTTE supporters march to London to demand ceasefire.
2008 – Aug 7: Sri Lankan Tamil jailed in UK for 2 years and 9 months after confessing cloning credit cards of British customers for LTTE – sterling pounds 175,000 theft to LTTE.
2008 – May 25: British police arrest Jegatheswaran Muraleetharan alias Muralee Tharan, Jeyatheswaran Vythyatharan alias Vithy Tharan, Murugesu Jegatheeswaran alias M. Jegan and Shanthan for conspiring to procure equipment for LTTE.
2008 – May 8: British police charge 4 Tamils for conspiring to support LTTE – Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar alias AC Shanthan, 51; Jegatheswaran Muraleetharan alias Muralee Tharan, 46; Jeyatheswaran Vythyatharan alias Vithy Tharan, 39; and Murugesu Jegatheeswaran alias M Jegan, 33.
2008 – May 6: Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar alias A. C. Shanthan (51), the de-facto leader of the LTTE in the United Kingdom, was re-arrested in connection with terrorist funding and procurement activities. Shanthan was earlier arrested on June 28, 2007. Shanthan was alleged to have been operating with Anton Balasingham very closely to build up the outfit in London.
2008 – Apr 29: London Metropolitan police arrest 3 for supporting LTTE – all 3 were between 33-46years.
2008 – Apr 22: London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, addresses meeting co-organized by British Tamil Forum, an LTTE front though warned at highest diplomatic levels about terror links. At a BTF meeting held at Excel Center, Docklands on 27 Nov 2007 a video message from LTTE leader Prabakaran was played where he praises suicide bombing.
2008 – Mar 2: Sri Lanka urges British Government to ban fund-raising activities of LTTE front organizations functioning as ‘charities’ following Tamil Youth Organization organized a cultural show to raise funds for an educational project in Vishvamadu.
2008 – Feb 4: Sri Lanka claims 2 London-based LTTE members arrested in Canada for credit card cloning – Kirubakaran Selvanayagam Pillai (38) and Sethukavalar Saravanabhavan (35),
2008 – Feb: Pro-LTTE Tamils protest outside Downing Street organized by Tamil Youth Organization – spokesman Suren Surendiran said TYO intends to have exhibitions in Canada, Australia, US, South Africa
2008 – Jan 22: a 2008 Calendar depicting LTTE logo and map of separate state of ‘Tamil Eelam’ sold outside Hindu temples in London on Jan 1st at the rate of five pounds and 10 pounds each.
2008 – Jan 16: British Tamil Forum calls for boycott of Sri Lankan Airlines to deny estimated earnings of £12 million every year from British Tamils travelling to Sri Lanka – head of BTF Ivan Pedropillai also urged British tourists not to travel to Sri Lanka.
2008 – Jul 16: British Tamil Forum organizes photo exhibition in British Parliament attended by UK MPs, Members of House of Lords, former cabinet ministers, mayors, international and UK organizations, even 3 MPs of TNA Ms Padmini Sithamparanathan MP, Jayananthamoorthi MP and Gagendran MP.
2007 – Aug 28: LTTE cadres receiving ‘police’ training in UK after 2002 ceasefire agreement probed after arrest of LTTE suspect Kalimuttu Vinodkumar who informed that he was one of 12 LTTE cadres sent for a 3month training to Northern Ireland after CFA was signed and conducted by foreign instructors with help of Tamil translators.
2007 – Jul 13: Protests against Ken Livingston, Mayor of London to ban Trafalgar Square rally organized by LTTE for July 14.
2007 – Jul 8: UK places LTTE as 2nd most dangerous terrorist group after Al Qaeda. UK has 44 groups on its list of terrorist organizations.
2007 – Jul 5: UK Court freezes bank accounts of LTTE leader A C Shanthan – Krishnatha Kumar and wife. 28 charges are filed againt Shanthan including extortion, operation of business enterprises, printing press and oil storages with ill-gotten wealth. All employees were LTTE members. These businesses had earned sterling pounds 4billion upto Jul2nd. Goldan Lambert arrested along with Shanthan is under house arrest. Lambert faces charges of kidnapping for ransom and extortion. Pakyadevi a LTTE female cadre is absconding.
2007 – May 16: London court told that Senthuraj Thavapalasingham alias ‘Psycho’ of Romford is leading LTTE extortionist gang called ‘East side boys’ in Newham. Chief Inspector Derrick Griffiths says ‘to my knowledge there are around 5 Tamil gangs operating in London. This is a gang of about 30 young men aged between 15 and 32 years paid by an organization called the LTTE. They were paid to extort money from local businessmen and residents. Their victims were paying anywhere between Pounds 5,000 and 25,000 a year. In one case a businessman was paying 25,000 a year for four years.”
2007 – May 6: BBC report on Armulmihu Hindu temple in Tooting south London said to raise nearly £500,000 each year, is said to have links to the LTTE in Sri Lanka.
2007 – Jun 30: British law enforcement has requested Sri Lankan counterparts for details of 5 Sri Lankan youth for kidnapping Bavananthan Thirunavukarasu employed at a petrol shed in Kent. All 5 are wanted for fundraising for LTTE and installation of sophisticated credit card cloning equipment.
2007 – Jun 28: Arunachalam Chrishanthakumar alias Shanthan – President of British Tamil Association and head of finance Goldan Lambert charged by Scotland Yard under UK Terrorism Act 2000 for supporting LTTE. Shanthan faces 5 charges. Lambert is charged with assisting management of Hyde Park event.
2007 – Jun 21: A C Shanthan arrested in relation to LTTE event held at Hyde Park in London on July 25, 2006.
2007 – Jan 19: Chennai police arrests G Elango, LTTE agent carrying a British passport along with 28 ATM cards. Elango withdraw INR30 lakhs from ATMs and sent to UK. Elango is a shareholder in ‘Thamilini’ a cash and carry grocery shop in UK.
2006 – Aug 28: British doctor, Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy alias Dr. Moorthy, a senior LTTE intermediary, is arrested from New York for aiding the LTTE by facilitating the purchase of American rockets and British submarine technology.
2001 – Feb 28: LTTE is proscribed in the United Kingdom, along with 20 other terrorist organisations, under the new Terrorism Act 2000. 2006 – 29 Jul: UK proscribes LTTE alongside EU