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Dutch sleuths in Sri Lanka to probe tiger funding and weapons procurement

Jun 15, 2011 10:44:28 AM - itnnews.lk

A team of Dutch officials has arrived in Sri Lanka to probe links between the Tamil rebels during the civil war and their leaders in exile in the Netherlands.
The Dutch officials had decided to visit Sri Lanka for further inquiries with the apprehension in the Netherlands several tiger terrorists who are said to have raised funds for the LTTE.  The Security officials of the Netherlands conducted lengthy inquiries after the arrest of Nediyawan considered to be an international LTTE leader.

Spokesman Jaco Beerends said they are investigating funding activities and weapons procurement by Tamil leaders based in the Netherlands during the conflict, which lasted from 1983 to 2009. They hoped to solicit the support of the Sri Lankan Government in this respect. The visit was part of a Dutch probe which aims to investigate the links between the Dutch-based rebel leaders and supporters in several other countries, including the United States and Norway.

In the meantime, many tiger terrorists who had entered Britain illegally are to be deported.  Agency reports said the group comprised more than 40 persons.