Thursday, April 30, 2009

LTTE Propagandist Seneviratne Refused Entry to Malaysia

Sri Lanka Express

Longtime LTTE supporter Brain Seneviratne was refused a visa to enter Malaysia where he was planning to meet LTTE operatives and conduct propagandist activities, according to a report in SinhalaNet.

The Queensland based doctor was refused entry at the Kuala Lumpur airport and deported to Australia. He was tipped to meet LTTE arms dealer K.P. Pathmanathan and launch LTTE fundraising scheme while in Malaysia, the report said.

Seneviratne reportedly faced a similar investigation when he was stopped and questioned for several hours by Canadian immigration authorities during a recent visit to Toronto where LTTE supporters have been holding massive rallies to support the Tigers.

Seneviratne, who claims to be a ‘full-blooded Sinhalese related to the Bandaranaike family,’ has crusaded the Eelam cause for the past thirty years, often telling foreign audiences that he resigned from the University of Ceylon in protest of the ‘Sinhala-Only Act’ and blaming the Buddhist clergy for the separatist conflict.

Another of his claims is that Sri Lanka denied him a promotion to the post of professor of medicine at the University of Ceylon because he is a Christian. That claim has been debunked with evidence showing that the university gave the position to the best qualified person – Dr. Varagunam, a Tamil Hindu Prior to that, the position was held by a Muslim – Dr. Macan Markar.

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