EXTRADITE BALASINGHAM (99 Jun 16)
The Chinthana Parshadaya issuing a statement on Wednesday the 16th said that the British government should extradite Anton Balasingham and hand him over to the Sri Lankan authorities. The full statement appears below.
"It is now confirmed that Anton Balasingham is living in London and that he and his wife are holders of British Passports. How they managed to emerge from Thailand through the immigration and emigration having gone there clandestinely in an LTTE ship is anybody's guess. Would the government look into all the details regarding their journey, visas to Thailand and Singapore etc.?
As the editorial of "The Island" on 16th June points out, Anton Balasingham should be charged as a "war criminal". He is supposed to be the "theoretician" of the LTTE, which has waged "war" against the state. The crimes that the LTTE has committed are too numerous to be spelt out in detail. That Balasingham may not have had a hand in these crimes personally is immaterial, as the leadership has to take the responsibility in these matters. The government should take steps to bring the British citizen Anton Balasingham before a court of law in Sri Lanka and request the British government to extradite him and hand over to the Sri Lankan authorities. We would like to add that the Sri Lankan government has taken or taking steps to extradite their citizens when powerful counties have requested (demanded?) them to do so for crimes that cannot be classified as treason".
MYTHS AND SCHOLARS - PART VI
FROM THE PREVIOUS TWO ISSUES