Listen to RFI News
Expand Player
 
Listen Download Podcast
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 09/19 13h00 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 09/18 13h00 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 1300 - 1400 GMT
    News bulletin 09/17 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/05 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/04 13h00 GMT
  • 13h00 - 14h00 GMT
    News bulletin 04/03 13h00 GMT
To take full advantage of multimedia content, you must have the Flash plugin installed in your browser. To connect, you need to enable cookies in your browser settings. For an optimal navigation, the RFI site is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8 and above, Firefox 10 and +, Safari 3+, Chrome 17 and + etc.
Americas

Sri Lanka intercepts boat carrying LTTE propaganda

media Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan authorities seized a container in Colombo containing separatist Tamil Tiger propaganda material bound for Canada, a police official said on Tuesday.

Police were called in to investigate the consignment of 45 cartons of books supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which was destined for Canada from the southern Indian port of Chennai via the Sri Lankan capital.

The LTTE, commonly known as the Tamil Tigers, want a separate state to be established in the north of Sri Lanka for the Tamil ethnic minority. Sri Lankan forces defeated the organisation militarily in 2009 following a civil war lasting 26 years.

They remain a proscribed group in Sri Lanka, India and many other states. However they enjoy widespread sympathy amongst Tamils in southern India, Sri Lanka and expatriate communities in the West.

Canada has an established Tamil community, as has Paris.

The Tigers have pledged to continue their campaign for an independent state for Tamil people on the island of Sri Lanka.
 

Related
 
Sorry but the period of time connection to the operation is exceeded.