Lord Naseby knocks Pro-LTTE Terrorist TGTE in House of Lords
Lord Naseby on Wednesday in the House of Lords came hard on the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). His remarks were during the debate on Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 in the House of Lords.
Naseby said “My Lords, I have no problem at all with the financial aspects of Sanctions Regulations. I think there is a big challenge with individuals and human rights. I remember Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Assad, all of whose communities we interfered in at huge human cost to those communities.”
However he told the House of Lords that in the debate he prefers to focus, though, sadly, on the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers (LTTE) which the UK proscribed in 2001.
“It was succeeded by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam—TGTE—itself proscribed in Sri Lanka. It is staffed and organised by former LTTE people and yesterday it started a legal action in the courts here in the UK to lift the proscription on the Tamil Tigers,” Lord Naseby said.
“The TGTE espouses an ideology which is almost identical to that of the LTTE, it has never denounced violence or the terrorism of the LTTE, it disseminates propaganda worldwide, targeting young people, mainly Tamils, with commemorative events, waving LTTE flags and the black tiger, et cetera,” Lord Naseby said. “Worst of all, I think, it has never shown any remorse over child soldiers. UNICEF stated on 31 July 2005 that 5,081 underaged soldiers were recruited, 40% girls and 60% boys, and at the end of the war, 594 was the small number that were left.”
“Still, in this country, we have Mrs. Balasingham, who was the arch recruiter and trainer of the child soldiers, residing comfortably in the United Kingdom. That is a challenge we need to face,” Lord Naseby told the House of Lords.