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WikiLeaks: EU Acknowledged The Possibility Of A Backlash By LTTE Front Gro !s "n E ro!

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February 24, 2014

Commission Director for Asia James Moran told Owen that he would tra el to !ndia the wee" of June 1# to discuss $lans for the ne%t &'(!ndia summit, tentati ely scheduled for )o ember, 200*+ Owen briefed Moran on ,ashin-ton.s $reliminary thin"in- about a '+/+(!ndia strate-ic dialo-ue+ On /ri 0an"a, Moran noted the si1e and stren-th of the 2amil dias$ora in &uro$e and ac"nowled-ed the $ossibility of a bac"lash by 022& front -rou$s in &uro$e to the 022&.s military defeat in /ri 0an"a+ Moran said that Colombo was not coo$eratin- with the &'.s on-oin- human ri-hts in esti-ation, which would inform its decision about renewin- /ri 0an"a.s 3/4 status+5 the '/ &mbassy 6russels informed ,ashin-ton+ A classified di$lomatic cable which details a meetin- on 'nited /tates 7 &uro$ean 'nion on /outh and Central Asia, 8ust after the /ri 0an"a.s war+ 2he Colombo Telegraph found the related 9Confidential. '/ di$lomatic cable dated June 22, 200* from the WikiLeaks database+ !n a se$arate meetin- with Owen : /outh and Central Asia 6ureau De$uty Assistant /ecretary Michael Owen;, /ri 0an"an Ambassador to the &' <a inatha Aryasinha e%$ressed James Moran concern that the &' was 9o er$layin- its hand. re-ardin- /ri 0an"a and said he had encoura-ed "ey &' officials to recalibrate their relationshi$ with Colombo+ Aryasinha as"ed for '/3 hel$ in encoura-in- the &' to desi-nate 022& front or-ani1ations, which he saw as a threat to &uro$e as well as /ri 0an"a+

&' made bi- mista"e in bannin- 022&= >enricsson, former head of /0MM
[TamilNet, Monday, 24 February 2014, 07:58 GMT] It was a big mistake for the EU to ban the LTTE. There was pressure from the USA and the Sri Lankan government, said Major enera! U!f "enri#sson, who was heading the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission $SLMM% in &''(. )I wou!d sa* that was a big mistake, be#ause it

stopped the possibi!it* to get a pea#efu! so!ution and negotiation,+ "enri#sson to!d Tami!,et in an interview in Sweden on Saturda*. A#ting on so!utions now, #ompared to -osnia, he #ited !a#k of interest in the .est. "e was stressing on the importan#e of India in a#ting on the /uestion, but said that India is not interested in getting engaged. 0hina and India and other #ountries are not interested in having the internationa! #ommunit* on that territor*, he added. On a ue!tion about t"e ab!en#e o$ %oliti#al !olution in t"e re%ort! and re!olution! o$ t"e la!t $i&e year!, '"et"er t"i! (i&e! !%a#e and time $or )olombo to #om%lete t"e (eno#ide, and '"et"er t"ere i! a #ontinued in*u!ti#e #ommitted, +enri#!!on !aid, ,- 'ould !ay you are ri("t./ ?0ri 1an2a doe! not 'ant to "a&e a !ettlement./ ?- 'ould !ay one o$ my $a&ourite! on 0ri 1an2a i! Got"abya 3a*a%a2!a. 4! lon( a! "e i! t"ere a! t"e Mini!ter o$ 5e$en#e, you 'ill not "a&e a !olution. T"i! man doe! not 'ant any %ea#e$ul !ettlement,/ "e added. 6"en a!2ed to #om%are 7o!nia and 0ri 1an2a '"ere "e 'or2ed, "e !aid t"at t"e!e #on$li#t! are more !imilar t"an di$$erent. T"e -) too2 t'o year! to re!%ond and en(a(e in 7o!nia. 7ut it 'a! on our o'n ba#2yard./ - 'ould !ay t"at it turned '"en t"e o%inion in t"e !in(le #ountrie! turned a(ain!t and told t"e %oliti#ian! 'e "a&e to do !omet"in(. T"at 'a! a di$$eren#e you "ad t"e %re!!ure $rom t"e %ubli# o%inion and t"e media, '"i#" made t"e (o&ernment! in 8N to rea#t. 9ou didn:t "a&e t"at %re!!ure on 0ri 1an2a./ +enri#!!on in "i! inter&ie' 'a! "intin( t"at t"e re!%on!ibility to a#t lie! 'it" -ndia and 'it" t"e %re!!ure o$ %ubli# o%inion and media in -ndia.

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Full tran!#ri%t o$ t"e inter&ie' $ollo'!: TamilNet: 5urin( t"e $inal !ta(e! o$ t"e ;anni 'ar, Tamil! a#ro!! t"e 'orld too2 to !treet! in lar(e number! and demanded t"e international #ommunity to !to% t"e 'ar. 7ut, t"e -nternational )ommunity didn<t do it. T"e international #ommunity i! no' a##u!ed $or t"i! $ailure by all t"e re%ort!. No', t"e Tamil! demand to !to% t"e #ontinued=(eno#ide. 7ut, t"e -) i! not %re%ared to !to% e&en t"at. -t i! not e&en re#o(ni>in( t"e (eno#ide. -! it a #ontinued $ailure? 8l$ +enri#!!on: 9e!. - #an a(ree on t"at. 7ut, 0ri 1an2a i! not t"e only %la#e '"ere 'e !ee t"i!. 6e "a&e @ $or eAam%le today @ t"e #on$li#t in 0yria. T"e international #ommunity #an:t or don:t 'ant to en(a(e in all t"e #on$li#t!. 9ou don:t "a&e t"e re!our#e!, and you don:t 'ant to %ay $or it. 9ou "a&e t"e o%inion in a lot o$ #ountrie! a(ain!t !u#" en(a(ement. 0orry to !ay, but 0ri 1an2a i! $ar a'ay $rom 6e!tern Buro%e and Nort" 4meri#a. 6it"out %re!!ure $rom t"e o%inion and media, not"in( "a%%en!. T"at i! a %roblem. 4nd t"at [%roblem] "a%%en! al!o $or 0ri 1an2a, a! al!o in many ot"er %la#e!.

Mo!t #ountrie! are not en(a(ed in t"i! %ro#e!!. For a 0'ede it i! &ery $ar 'ay. -t i! ea!y to i(nore it. -$ 'e "a&e "ad one #on$li#t, t"en t"e en(a(ement 'ould "a&e been better. 9ou "a&e o$ #our!e al!o a bi( %layer nort" o$ you: -ndia. 6"at -ndia !ay! i! &ery im%ortant $or t"i! re(ion. - don:t t"in2 -ndia i! &ery intere!ted in bein( en(a(ed, !orry to !ay. 7ut, - t"in2 t"ere i! de$initely $rom a moral %oint o$ &ie' ye!, but it i! a matter o$ en(a(ement. TamilNet: 9ou "a&e eA%erien#e in monitorin( %ea#e bot" in 7o!nia and in t"e i!land o$ 0ri 1an2a. T"e 7o!nian !ituation 'a! &ery 'ell re#o(ni>ed a! (eno#ide and t"e -) deli&ered an a%%ro%riate %oliti#al !olution. 7ut, t"ere i! an un'ritten #en!or!"i% im%o!ed by t"e 'orld B!tabli!"ment! in #on!iderin( t"e #a!e o$ Belam Tamil! a! a ue!tion o$ (eno#ide. 5o you $ind any du%li#ity o$ t"e -nternational )ommunity on t"i!? +enri#!!on: 6ell, - 'ould !ay t"at in $ormer 9u(o!la&ia it too2 t"e international #ommunity t'o year! to rea#t on and to en(a(e. 6e 'ere a! bad t"en in 9u(o!la&ia too 'it"out t"e %ro%er a#tion!. T"ere 'a! a bi( di$$eren#e $or Buro%ean! be#au!e it 'a! #lo!e to u!. -t 'a! on our o'n ba#2yard. - 'ould !ay t"at it turned '"en t"e o%inion in t"e !in(le #ountrie! turned a(ain!t and told t"e %oliti#ian! 'e "a&e to do !omet"in(. T"at 'a! a di$$eren#e you "ad t"e %re!!ure $rom t"e %ubli# o%inion and t"e media, '"i#" made t"e (o&ernment! in 8N to rea#t. 9ou didn:t "a&e t"at %re!!ure on 0ri 1an2a. - 'ould !ay t"at t"e!e #on$li#t! $or me are more !imilar t"an di$$erent. 6"en - 'ent to 0ri 1an2a a Fren#" #ollea(ue told me don:t t"in2 you are (oin( to 7o!nia no'. 7ut t"e bi((e!t di$$eren#e in t"e mi!!ion 'a! t"e 'eat"erC 7ut t"e me#"ani#! be"ind t"e 'ar 'a! t"e !ame @ it 'a! about money, %ro%erty and %o'er. 4ll #on$li#t!, you !ee 0yria, '"ate&er. -t i! not about et"ni#ity and reli(ion. 9ou u!e it a! $uel $or t"e #on$li#t. -$ you "a&e a de#ent !o#ial and e#onomi# *u!ti#e, t"en you 'ill not "a&e #on$li#t. TamilNet: 9ou "a&e mentioned t"at t"ere i! a la#2 o$ %re!!ure $rom t"e [(lobal] media in t"e #a!e o$ 0ri 1an2a. 6"at #au!e! t"i!? +enri#!!on: Fir!t you "a&e o$ #our!e di$$i#ulty $or t"e media to 'or2 on 0ri 1an2a. 9ou "a&e re!tri#tion! $rom t"e (o&ernment and a re#lu!i&e #ountry.

9ou are not 'el#ome. T"at:! one rea!on. For t"e bi( media in t"e 'e!tern %art o$ t"e 'orld Nort" 4meri#a and Buro%e, it i! not intere!tin( $or t"e %eo%le. 9ou don:t !ell %a%er!. T"at:! a "ard $a#t. - don:t 2no' "o' to do it. 9ou "a&e to en(a(e t"e o%inion. 9ou "a&e to (et t"e international #ommunity to a#t. T"e 8N, $or eAam%le. 7ut, t"e 8N i! t"e !um o$ all member! and t"ere you "a&e a lot o$ #ountrie! t"at are not intere!ted in bein( en(a(ed on 0ri 1an2a. 9ou "a&e $or eAam%le )"ina, -ndia. 7e#au!e you are on t"eir ba#2yard and i$ you !tart to rea#t on '"at "a%%en! o$ 0ri 1an2a you ma2e an eAam%le, you (o into anot"er re(ion and rea#t. )"ina and -ndia and ot"er #ountrie! are not intere!ted in "a&in( t"e international #ommunity on t"at territory. T"at 'a! t"e rea!on t"at 0ri 1an2a Monitorin( Mi!!ion 'a! run by Nor'ay be#au!e o$ -ndia didn<t 'ant 8N. T"ey already "ad 8N in Da!"mir, t"ey didn:t 'ant 8N in 0out" in 0ri 1an2a. -t i! &ery #om%li#ated and t"ere are not ui#2 $iAe!. TamilNet: 4$ter 200E, %o!tmortem=re%ort! "a&e #ome $rom Nor'ay and t"e 8N. T"e!e re%ort! 'ere on t"e role! and $ailure! o$ t"e many a#tor!. 7ut, not"in( !aid #on#retely on t"e 2ind o$ %oliti#al !olution t"at !"ould be deli&ered to t"e &i#tim!. B&en t"e 80 re!olution t"at i! (oin( to be tabled at Gene&a i! eA%e#ted to #all $or only international in&e!ti(ation on t"e 'ar #rime!. T"ere may be not"in( on an international me#"ani!m to !to% t"e on(oin( (eno#ide. T"e $i&e year %ro#e!! ma2e many %oliti#al ob!er&er! to t"in2 t"at F!%a#e and time< i! (i&en to t"e 0ri 1an2an 0tate to #om%lete t"e (eno#ide. 5o you t"in2 t"at t"ere i! a #ontinued in*u!ti#e, and t"at i! deliberate? +enri#!!on: - "a&en<t been in 0ri 1an2a !in#e 200G. 7ut, - "a&e read and 'ould !ay you are ri("t. O$ #our!e, t"e (o&ernment o$ 0ri 1an2a doe! not 'ant to "a&e a !ettlement. - 'ould !ay one o$ my $a&ourite! on 0ri 1an2a i! Got"abya 3a*a%a2!a. 4! lon( a! "e i! t"ere a! t"e Mini!ter o$ 5e$en#e, you 'ill not "a&e a !olution.

T"i! man doe! not 'ant any %ea#e$ul !ettlement. TamilNet: 7ut, i! t"ere an eAi!tin( (eno#ide and in*u!ti#e? +enri#!!on: - #an:t !ay t"at. - 'ill !ay t"at t"e !ituation "a! #ontinued 'it" a lot o$ in#ident! '"ere %eo%le are 2illed di!a%%eared and !o on. T"at 'a! t"e #a!e in 200G and it !till i!. 9ou 'ill ne&er !ol&e t"i! until you "a&e a demo#rati# (o&ernment t"at li!ten to all %o%ula#e. T"e %re!ent (o&ernment i! not li!tenin( and do not 'or2 $or a %ea#e$ul !olution. TamilNet: 4! t"e "ead o$ t"e %ea#e mi!!ion in t"e i!land you 'ere in&ol&ed in t"e #a!e! o$ t"e Moot"oor ma!!a#re o$ aid 'or2er! in 200G and in t"e Maa&ilaa<ru in#ident t"at i! %ortrayed a! !omet"in( t"at tri((ered o$$ t"e 'ar in t"e i!land. 9ou "a&e already (i&en a$$ida&it! on t"em and t"ey "a&e #ome in %rint. 3e$le#tin( ba#2, do you t"in2 t"at t"e 'ar and it! Fend< 'ere %re=de!i(ned or *u!t !tar=#ro!!ed a! t"e Nor'e(ian %ea#e $a#ilitator Bri2 0ol"eim and $ormer 80 4!!i!tant 0e#retary 3i#"ard 4rmita(e 'ere im%lyin(? +enri#!!on: - 'ould !ay t"at Maa&ilaa<ru and Moot"oor #a!e tri((ered t"e $inal !olution, but - t"in2 it 'a! already %lanned. 4nd 'e !ou("t to !to% it. 6e #alled 1TTB to o%en u% t"e dam! and it too2 rat"er lon( time and tal2ed to t"e (o&ernment told don:t !tart t"i! o$ #our!e 'e #an o%en t"e dam! but nobody li!tened, neit"er t"e 1TTB nor t"e (o&ernment. T"e (o&ernment 'anted t"e #on$li#t and 1TTB made a mi!ta2e be#au!e t"ey t"ou("t t"ey 'ere !tron(er t"an t"ey 'ere. 7ot" %artie! "ad t"e 'ron( attitude to t"e #on$li#t. T"at i! my &ie'. -t 'a! ob&iou! t"at t"e Moot"oor #a!e #au!ed by t"e !e#urity $or#e! or !omebody lin2ed to t"e !e#urity $or#e! be#au!e ot"er'i!e 'e 'ere t"ere to monitor t"e !ituation. 7ut, 'e 'ere not allo'ed to #"e#2 on t"i! and t"at:! t"e rea!on $or me "a&in( t"e o%inion t"at it 'a! t"e !e#urity $or#e! t"at made t"i! ma!!a#re, de$initely. TamilNet: 9ou "a&e (one on re#ord !tatin( t"at t"e B8 ban on t"e 1TTB did not "a%%en in t"e Buro%ean Harliament but in t"e #o$$ee !"o%! o$ 7ru!!el! under eAtreme 7riti!"=4meri#an %re!!ure. 9ou 'ere re%ortedly #on!ulted on t"e matter be$ore t"e ban on t"e 1TTB de#lared in t"e B8 in 200G. 6"at 'ere your !ubmi!!ion! at t"at time? +enri#!!on: 6e, t"e international #ommunity on 0ri 1an2a, t"e 01MM and t"e di$$erent emba!!ie! and t"e 8N, ad&i!ed t"e B8 not to ban t"e Tamil

Ti(er!. 6e !aid you !"ould %ut %re!!ure on t"em to #ome to ne(otiatin( table, but it i! too early to ban t"e 1TTB. B&erybody '"o 'or2ed on 0ri 1an2a and 'e "ad t"e 'ord $rom di%lomat! '"o 'or2ed on 0ri 1an2a: OD 'e 'ill 'ait. 7ut t"en, e&eryt"in( "a%%ened &ery $a!t. 4nd o$ #our!e a lot o$ %re!!ure $rom 0ri 1an2an (o&ernment to ma2e t"i!, and you "ad 4meri#an %re!!ure and !o on. T"en you "ad t"e !ea in#ident out!ide Mullait"t"ee&u '"ere B8 *u!t li!tened to t"e 0ri 1an2an (o&ernment &er!ion. T"ey ne&er %"oned u! to a!2 '"at "a%%ened be#au!e 'e "ad a di$$erent %i#ture on t"at. T"en it 'a! to *u!t %oun#e, and t"e ban #ame. T"en you (a&e t"e (o&ernment more or le!! a 'ild #ard to a#t, be#au!e t"e 1TTB 'a! terrori!t t"en. T"at 'a! a %art o$ t"e bi( 'ar a(ain!t terrori!m. -t 'a! more a 'orld='ide 'i!" $rom t"e bi( %o'er!. T"e 1TTB al!o #ame in it. 7ut, $or me, it 'a! a mi!ta2e. - !aid i$ you !"ould li!t t"e 1TTB, li!t t"e 0ri 1an2an (o&ernment too. 7e#au!e, t"ey u!ed t"e !ame met"od!. T"at 'a! ob&iou!. 0o, - 'ould !ay t"at 'a! a bi( mi!ta2e, be#au!e it !to%%ed t"e %o!!ibility to (et a %ea#e$ul !olution and ne(otiation, '"i#" - 'ould !ay t"at t"e (o&ernment did not 'ant. T"e 1TTB a#ted not too !martly in t"i! !ituation, t"ey 'ere too !tubborn. TamilNet: -n t"e (lobali>ed 'orld o$ today, de#i!ion! a$$e#tin( t"e entire "umanity are ultimately ta2en by a &ery $e', but ma!!e! o$ %eo%le, military o$$i#er!, #i&il !er&ant!, di%lomat! and media %er!on! are $or#ed to im%lement t"o!e de#i!ion!. Many o$ t"em "a&e t"eir #on!#ien#e. For t"e betterment o$ "umanity in $uture, '"at do you t"in2 t"e #on!#ien#e= minded #ould do in mobili>in( t"em!el&e! and in #reatin( a better 'orld? +enri#!!on: T"at 'a! t"e ten t"ou!and dollar ue!tion. - don:t 2no'. 9ou "a&e to en(a(e %eo%le but "o'? -t i! &ery di$$i#ult. 6e "a&e tal2ed about it earlier and normal %eo%le "a&e a lot to do in t"eir #ommon day!, t"ey "a&e lot o$ en(a(ement: $amily, #"ildren t"e #ar, "ou!e e&eryt"in(. T"i! 2ind o$ !ituation a! on 0ri 1an2a or 0yria, or '"ate&er, it ta2e! a !mall

%art o$ your li$e. 9ou don:t "a&e t"e ener(y to en(a(e in. -t it! too di$$i#ult. For a 0'ede it:! &ery "ard to under!tand t"e #on$li#t in 0ri 1an2a or '"at e&er. 6e li&e in a uite di$$erent 'orld, t"at<! a %roblem. - "a&e u!ed a lot o$ time !in#e - !tarted on t"e 7al2an, a! to try and (et %eo%le to en(a(e, and t"ey are en(a(ed. 6"en you tal2 about it in a le#ture t"ey are u%!et. T"en it $ade! out. T"e "i("e!t %riority $or u! i! to "a&e !e#ure !ituation and $ood $or t"e day. 4nd t"at:! t"e !ame in 0ri 1an2a. Mo!t %eo%le didn:t 'ant t"e #on$li#t. Mo!t %eo%le *u!t 'ant to "a&e !e#urity and $ood $or t"e day. T"en, $or eAam%le on 0ri 1an2a, 'e tal2 about demo#ra#y. 7ut, i$ you !tar&e and "a&e bad !e#urity, you don:t (i&e a damn in demo#ra#y. Iu!t not intere!ted be#au!e your day i! built to !ur&i&e. 9ou "a&e to be edu#ated. - 'ould !ay t"e be!t 'ay o$ !u%%re!!in( t"e %eo%le, i! don:t edu#ate t"em. -$ you #an rai!e t"e edu#ation le&el, you:d "a&e a better 'orld but t"ere are no ui#2 $iAe!. -t ta2e! de#ade!, maybe e&en #enturie! to !ol&e it. T"at:! my !im%le &ie' on Tamil! in #on$li#t. TamilNet: 6"at 2ind o$ en(a(ement do you eA%e#t $rom t"e "umanity to "a&e a better 'orld? +enri#!!on: 6e need a lot o$ en(a(e %eo%le t"at 'or2 and "a&e t"e ener(y to 'or2 on it. 6e ta2e !mall !te%! all t"e time but 'e are &ery anAiou! to ma2e it ui#2. 7ut, it 'ill not "a%%en ui#2ly be#au!e you "a&e a bi( re#e!!ion. T"o!e in %o'er 'ant to !tay in %o'er. -$ you loo2 to 82raine no', %eo%le 'ant to !tay in %o'er. T"ey 'ant to %rote#t t"eir %ro%erty and money. T"ey are not intere!ted in lettin( t"e ot"er. T"e !ame on 0ri 1an2a. 9ou "a&e a %oliti#al elite. T"ey "a&e intere!t!. 4nd t"o!e 'it" money and %ro%erty #ontrol t"e media and t"ey #ontrol t"e me!!a(e.