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Rebels’ ties to charities cause concerns

Links between charities and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department, have raised concerns in Western governments that the Sri Lankan rebel group is using aid meant for victims of the tsunami to buy weapons and replenish its depleted ranks with child soldiers. One of the prominent groups disbursing humanitarian aid in Sri Lanka, the Tamils Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), has become the subject of scrutiny by politicians in Canada and Australia, and State Department officials in Washington say the charity’s ties to the Tamil Tigers are “problematic.” Full Story

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