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LTTE Delegation visits Europe & South Africa: March- April 2005

16.04.05 LTTE Delegation meets with MEP in Irish Parliament
14.04.05 LTTE Delegation meets with Ireland's Economic & Development Minister
12.04.05 LTTE Political Delegation meets with Archbishop Desmund Tutu
11.04.05 LTTE Political Delegation meets with South African Deputy President
08.04.05 LTTE Delegation arrives in South Africa
08.04.05 Netherlands urged to send fact finding mission to Tamil Eelam
02.04.05 LTTE Political Head meets with Director General of Italian Foreign Ministry..
30.03.05 LTTE delegation in Finland, meets with Foreign Minister..
30.03.05 Equitable distribution of aid stressed in Helsinki meet.
25.03.05 LTTE committed to CFA and Flexible in Joint Mechanism says Thamilchelven in Vienna, Austria..
23.03.05 LTTE delegation in Bern, meets with Foreign Affairs Officials..
18.03.05 LTTE delegation meets EU's Deputy Director for External Relations..
17.03.05 Thamilchelvan discusses post-tsunami reconstruction with German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Ms. Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul in Berlin
15.03.05 Will show maximum flexibility in accepting joint mechanism.says LTTE to Swedish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ms. Carin Jamtin
11.03.05 LTTE delegation meets Norwegian facilitators in Oslo..
09.03.05 LTTE Delegation including Thamilchelvan, Nadesan bound for Europe
LTTE & Terrorism
LTTE not a terrorist organisation - Karen Parker
LTTE :a Combat Force - Karen Parker 1997
What is Terrorism?
Sri Lanka Bans LTTE, 1998
Sri Lanka lifts Ban on LTTE, 2002
India Bans LTTE -1992/96
US Categorisation of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as a Terrorist Organisation - Law & Practice
LTTE Proscribed under UK Terrorism Act 2000, 28 February 2001
European Union Ban on LTTE, 31 May 2006
International Educational Development writes to High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka, 28 July 2007

"A situation of armed violence may be either armed conflict or terrorism but legally cannot be both. Armed conflict automatically invokes the Geneva Conventions. Terrorism invokes criminal law. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are an actual combat group, fully uniformed, occupying territory, engaging in sustained and concerted military operations with an identifiable chain of command and using the methods and materiel of armed conflict. Whether the war is viewed as one in the defense of the right to self-determination (I think it is) or a civil war, the minimum test for a war is clearly met... Using the "terrorism" label against the LTTE.. creates a huge problem if one wishes to "negotiate...""

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