Tamilnet carries all Tamil Tiger press releases and announcements before any other website or news source. Making it the official mouth piece of the terror group.
When Tamilnet reported that Janani (Jan) Jananayagam was running for the June 4th elections for the European Parliament (MEP) as an independent candidate for London, you knew right away the Tigers are sending a message out to their diaspora to ensure she wins.
Ms. Janani (Jan) Jananayagam, a Sri Lankan born, and British, French educated young professional, who immigrated with her teacher parents to UK, has submitted her papers to contest for the June 4th elections to the European Parliament (MEP) as an independent candidate for London, campaign organizers in London said.
She becomes the first Tamil to aspire for high-level political office in the UK. Tamil political observers in the UK say, the second generation, technology savvy Tamil, with fluency in both English and Tamil, can mobilize the support from the wider Tamil community currently vocal, and engaged in mass rallies and civil action, the immigrant communities, as well as appeal to the broader section of the British public to support her quest for the EU office. - Tamilnet
I have no qualms with Tamils taking up politics over guns, but is the Tamil community pushing for her victory in hopes of carrying on another military campaign against the democratically elected government of Sri Lanka? The Tamil Tigers have lost their bases, trained cadres and are now surrounded - the end for the guerillas is near. Is this a sign of things to come?
She has already played an important role in the Tigers' propaganda war against Sri Lanka.
BBC: To [obtain] Tamil perspective, I have been talking to Jan Jananayagam of NGO Tamils against Genocide. She came to our studio before I came on air. I asked if she supported this call to the Tamil tigers to lay down their arms.
Jananayagam: Absolutely not. We would not suggest that this is the starting point of this discussion. As a Tamil group, what we like to see is official acceptance that genocide is on going in Srilanka. We think that understanding the problem is the key to the solution. We think that lot of NGOs have come out and talked about genocide there. - Sangam
Enough Already with the Genocide Talk - The Mackenzie Institute, Canada
The Mackenzie Institute was formed in 1986 to provide research and comment on such diverse subjects as terrorism, organized crime, political extremism, propaganda, conflict and other such matters. It does not shy away from controversy.