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90 pc of US SL Tamils don’t support LTTE:Ambassador

[PTI, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 10:24 No Comment]

Ninety per cent of the Sri Lankan Tamils living in the US, the first western country to ban the LTTE, do not support the Tiger rebels in their quest for Eelam, country’s top diplomat in Washington has claimed.

"I had to use facts and figures that clearly depicted the situation on the ground," the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickremasuriya said.

He said out of about 2.5 lakh Sri Lankans in the US, the majority were Sinhalese. "Out of the 2,50,000 we have only about 50,000 (Lankan) Tamils. Out of these Tamils, 90 per cent was supportive of what was happening in Sri Lanka.

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