The Canadian Defence authorities have released information with regard to a hard core female member of the LTTE.
A government representative alleged that a female who has sailed to Canada on the MV Sun Sea has worked for the Tamil Tigers and had a necklace that is given only to members of the terrorist group on their wedding day. The female who couldn’t be identified because of a publication ban, had a detention review yesterday before the Immigration and Refugee Board. She and her children have been in custody since the MV Sun Sea arrived in August carrying 492 Tamils.
Jennifer Friberg, a hearing officer for the Canada Border Services Agency, told the Refugee Board that the woman is a security risk and must be detained. Ms. Friberg said the woman admitted to working at a Sri Lankan library that CBSA believes to have been funded by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. A distinct piece of jewellery the woman was carrying also raised suspicions. She is married to a man border officials have also accused of being a Tamil Tiger. His name and identifying details may not be published. Ms. Friberg said the woman also claimed not to know anyone on the ship except for her family, even though other passengers told officials they recognized her.