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TGTE sessions in Canada : Sri Lanka’s Mission on alert

The Sri Lankan mission in Canada is closely monitoring a claimed session by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam, a body of ‘elected’ members whose ideology upholds separatism in the country, official sources told the Sunday Observer.

A release posted on the website of the TGTE stated, “Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam’s (TGTE) 8th Sitting of its 2nd Parliament will be held from January 19th to 21st in Toronto, Canada.” The sources did not confirm if the Foreign Ministry has lodged an official protest to the Canadian counterpart against the TGTE meeting.

Media reports originating from Canada said, the pro-LTTE group was organising a session of its parliament and the participants are expected to arrive from various countries. The LTTE which waged a bloody war in Sri Lanka for over 25 years till 2009 is still a banned terrorist organisation in many countries including Canada.

The impact of the upcoming local government elections, the Sri Lankan Government’s interim Constitutional proposal on the Tamil national struggle to realise the right to self-determination and to secure remedial justice are among the key topics in the agenda.

The press release said the sitting will be streamed live.