ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 43

UK police briefly detain ‘snapping Tigresses’

Two LTTE women’s front members in the UK who attempted to take photographs of delegates attending a seminar on “A way forward to peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka” at the House of Commons were briefly detained by the British police after the delegates expressed concern that they were being photographed.

The incident occurred last Monday when the women without invitation attempted to enter the seminar which was for invitees only. They could not gain admission but when the seminar was over and the delegates were leaving, the two women had started taking photographs.

Some of the delegates present had expressed concern about their security and the two women had been briefly detained by the Police before being released.

Among those attending the seminar organised by the Campaign for Peace and Unity in Sri Lanka (CPUSL) were TULF leader V. Anandasangaree as well as British MPs and members of the Sri Lankan community living in the UK. LTTE terrorism had come under sever criticism at the seminar.

According to reports from Britain, the infamous LTTE thug in the UK “Rowdy Ranjan” had initially tried to force his way into the seminar and had been asked to leave. Later the two LTTE women members too had tried to enter the seminar and were prevented.

They had been waiting in the foyer area and when the delegates were coming out, the women had started taking their photographs.

Second Secretary (Political and Public Diplomacy) of the British High Commission in Colombo John Culley confirmed the incident, but said no details were available.

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