4 Tiger stamps in France

More than two and half years after the military defeat of Tiger guerillas, four French stamps in honour of the LTTE’s slain leader Velupillai Prabhakaran have been released at the behest of pro-LTTE groups.
His photograph is on one of the four stamps issued. Others include a map of so-called Eelam, the rising sun flag with a tiger emblazoned and a “national flower” used by the LTTE.

The move has drawn angry response from the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo. Its Public Communications Director General Sarath Dissanayake said the government would make a strong protest. As a prelude, he said, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris had been asked for a full report on the matter. The stamp can be officially made use for postal services and the event was given wide publicity by pro-LTTE groups in France.

A French embassy spokesperson said, “It is a sensitive issue and therefore we cannot comment on the matter.” In 2006, LTTE front groups in Canada made an attempt to issue similar stamps, but authorities prevented it as the LTTE had been declared as a terrorist organization.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other News Articles
Govt. ready to discuss land powers for PCs
Minister seeks US$ 10 billion bailout for CPC
Conditional pardon considered for Fonseka
Tallest showpiece tower in Colombo
4 Tiger stamps in France
Online visa draws thousands
A/L fiasco: Exams chief to be questioned tomorrow
Muslim peace secretariat funds under scrutiny: Rs 45.7 m spent sans details
Govt. to intervene in ‘pension’ benefits for Lankan workers in Korea
Ministries appointed to oversee CAs of institutions taken over by Govt.
Book launch
Nuwara Eliya district prepares to face landslides
Rains ruin the chena cultivator
Education authorities flunk A/Ls
PS member’s death: Was it a killing due to an underworld clash?
Probe on for other misdeeds of four frisky cops
374 in hospital due to too much merry-making this Christmas season
Sound of axe rings death knell for Lanka’s forests
Tyre and liquor thieves nabbed after two years
The way the wind is blowing: The story behind a high-profile resignation
All eyes on London in 2012
Tangalle: Paradise lost
Buffaloes destroy crops in Kataragama village
26 new schools open in the East
Just one small school for Uchchimunai
Sampanthan assures Sampur’s IDPs of resettlement soon
When elephants fight the grass is crushed


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 1996 - 2012 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved | Site best viewed in IE ver 8.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution