Former US Attorney General Joins LTTE Senate
Former U.S. Attorney General (A.G.) Ramsey Clark has joined the pro LTTE Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). A press statement by the TGTE said that Clarke will be part of a ‘senate’ named in the self appointed parliament of the TGTE.
Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran the ‘Prime Minister’ of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam announced the names of nine ‘senators’ to TGTE’s self appointed senate. Both the parliament and senate of the TGTE are however not recognized by the UN or any other international body or government.
Clark played a major role in drafting and guiding the passage of two important US Laws, namely the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Another appointment to the Senate is a Sinhalese, Dr Brian Seneviratne, who is currently living in Australia, the TGTE said.
It said that the other members of the ‘senate’ include Dr Nagalingam Jeyalingam, M.D. from New York, Satya Sivaraman, a journalist and human rights & public health activist from New Delhi, India, Mrs. Usha Sriskandarajah, a well-known Tamil activist from Canada, Elansezhian B.Sc. from Tamil Nadu, India, Gnaneswaran, an Engineer from Canada, Jegan N. Mohan, a Senior Barrister-at-Law from Canada and Rajaratnam, B.Sc. from Canada.
The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam was created in the aftermath of the end of the war in Sri Lanka. The TGTE held elections in twelve countries to elect Members to its self appointed ‘Parliament’ and the members drafted and ratified a constitution and elected a prime minister, a 10 member cabinet and a speaker.