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Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 6.16 GMT

LTTE 'postage stamps' in France


The pro-LTTE network in France has arranged to issue six postage stamps.

Among the stamps said to be circulating in France contain images of former LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran killed in the battle to defeat the terrorist group, the tiger symbol of the LTTE, the Eelam map and what the LTTE has claimed to be the national flower, tree, and bird of Tamil Eelam.

The organizers of this claim that the stamps have been approved by the Ministry of Post of France, and that they can be used to send letters and parcels.

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to France Dayan Jayatilleka says that the French postal authority had not given clearance to issue such stamps.

LTTE is a listed organization in France.

When the LTTE was in control of the north and east of SL through terror it issued its own postage stamps in those areas. Earlier in the 1960s the former Federal Party issued stamps in the northern region of Jaffna as a symbol of its demand for a separate Tamil state.

Here are the images of stamps:







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