Sri Lankan Consul General Bandula Jayasekara in a written statement to 'Australian today' an Autralian weekend paper, urges the countries authorities to formally outlaw the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to prevent the group establishing a foothold.
Jayasekara in his article notes that the LTTE is a non-proscribed organization in Australia since authorities do not view it as a threat.
A former Sri Lankan representative in Canada, Jayasekara says that the LTTE has infiltrated Canada and Britain, and clearly wants to do the same in Australia.
Commenting on the human smuggling effort Sri Lankan Consul General to Australia Bandula Jayasekara states that smugglers portray Australia to poor Sri Lankans as a "promised land" which would welcome them with open arms, pay them substantial allowances and make it easy for them to become citizens.
In his article Jayasekara says that smugglers are supported by lobby groups based in Australia and by unsuspecting Australians who've been hoodwinked into thinking they are helping refugees.