Refugee was Tigers ‘agent’

Paul Maley; 9/3/10

A Sri Lankan refugee being held on Christmas Island with her two young children after ASIO declared her to be a security threat worked for the legal system run by the Tamil Tigers. The Australian has learned that the woman, who was rescued by the Customs vessel Oceanic Viking in October, lived and worked in the Vanni district in Sri Lanka’s north, which was controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Speaking from Indonesia, the woman’s brother said his sister had been employed in the de facto justice system set up by the LTTE, which was described by the US State Department as “agents” of the Tamil Tigers. “She was working in LTTE courts,” the man said. “She was working in the law office or court of the LTTE.”