Concerns raised in House of Lords on TGTE, Adele Balasingham

Concerns have been raised in the House of Lords on the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and Adele Balasingham.

Speaking during a debate on ‘Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020’ Lord Naseby said that the LTTE was succeeded by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) which has been proscribed in Sri Lanka.

Lord Naseby noted that the TGTE has started legal action in the UK courts to lift the proscription on the LTTE.

“The TGTE espouses an ideology which is almost identical to that of the LTTE; it has never denounced violence or the terrorism of the LTTE; it disseminates propaganda worldwide, targeting young people, mainly Tamils, with commemorative events, waving LTTE flags and the black tiger, et cetera,” he said.

He also said that the TGTE has never shown any remorse over child soldiers.

Lord Naseby noted that UNICEF had stated on 31 July 2005 that 5,081 underaged soldiers were recruited, 40% girls and 60% boys, and at the end of the war, 594 was the small number that were left.

“Still, in this country, we have Mrs Balasingham, who was the arch recruiter and trainer of the child soldiers, residing comfortably in the United Kingdom. That is a challenge we need to face,” he said.

Mrs Balasingham is the Australian-born wife of Anton Balasingham who was the chief strategist and peace negotiator for the LTTE. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. @Sugandh T

    And while you “are at it”, ask Mike Pompeo what credible action the United States intends to undertake to ensure accountability for US troops war crimes in Afghanistan.

    Also, don’t mistake the aligning of Western agenda with the Tamil cause as anything, but, a furthering of their geo-political interests. How much International attention was directed at accountability after the aim of engineering regime change (deposing of China centric MR govt) was achieved ?

  2. @Sugandh T

    Oh deary, deary, me ! Butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth (as the old saying goes). Your myopic views aren’t worth a reply.

    However, ‘google up’ Wikipedia: Attacks ( massacres) attributed to LTTE 1980. Perhaps that will give you cause to stop and think, and spare us your sanctimonious bullshit.

  3. Does this clown know that president Gotabaya Rajapaksa freed serial killer Staff sgt. Sunil Ratnanayake convicted of brutally killing 8 civilians in Mirusuvil including a 5 year old and 2 teenagers and sentenced to death, a sentence which was further affirmed by the Supreme court? The list of young lives, children, murdered by the state is never ending. Did this clown ever lend his voice for justice for those children?

    This clown doesn’t bother to raise his voice against the injustices of this or previous ‘real’ government but preoccupies himself with denying the war crimes of the Sri Lankan state and giving attention to an organization like TGTE that much of the SL Tamil persons do not recognize as anything or even know of its existence.

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