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Lankan expats ‘forced to fund LTTE’

As their homeland teeters on the brink of a civil war, Sri Lankan Tamils living in Qatar are finding it impossible to hide from the separatist Tamil Tigers ‘fundraisers’, who come knocking on their doors every month and extort money to fund their fight for an independent country. From the richest to the poorest, almost none of the island’s Tamils working in the Arabian peninsula is spared, sources said. Kumaran (name changed), 31, a sweeper, who makes just QR500 a month, is forced to ‘donate’ about 20% of his salary to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Full Story

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