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Malaysian corporates jump at Mahinda-KP plot for development, says Colombo media

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 June 2010 08:17 No Comment]

Top entrepreneurs of the Ceylonese Tamil diaspora in Malaysia gathered Saturday to raise funds for Selvaraja Pathmanathan’s (KP) ‘development’ of the North and East of Sri Lanka, media circles in Colombo said, citing Sri Lankan High Commission sources in Malaysia. The tables at the gathering were priced one million rupees upwards and the Maxis Communication CEO donated 35 million rupees, Lakbimanews said, adding that the fund will be for resettlement, reconstruction as well as rehabilitation of the LTTE cadres and disabled army soldiers. Two years back, a group of Ceylonese Tamils naming them newly as ‘Sri Lankans’ organized a conference for the diaspora attended by the Sri Lankan High Commissioner. The conference failed in its results, said the New York based Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) in a report last year.

The present High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Malaysia is a former top military brass engaged in ‘counterinsurgency’ allege Tamil circles.

KP was reportedly ‘kidnapped’ from Malaysia to Colombo last year.

The former supporters of the LTTE among Malaysian Tamils now welcome Colombo- KP alliance and the upper crest of the diaspora is with KP, dividing the international Tamil diaspora, is the image Sri Lankan High Commission in Malaysia wants to project, Tamil circles in Malaysia said.

The dealings of Malaysian corporates with Colombo is as complicated as the national question in the island, informed circles said.

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