LTTE still remains in US list of foreign terrorist outfits
The US Government has revealed that the LTTE remains in its list of foreign terrorist organizations. In the same report it mentioned that the Sri Lankan Government has used the fear of possible reemergence of the LTTE to maintain a strong military presence in post conflict areas.
The US State Department released its country reports on terrorism for the year 2011, published July 2012, to be submitted to Congress in which it brought up the subject of Sri Lanka, the LTTE and its current network.
Although the LTTE has been militarily defeated, the Government of Sri Lanka asserts that sympathizers and organizational remnants have continued to fund-raise in many countries. Although the LTTE has been largely inactive since its military defeat in Sri Lanka in 2009, in the past the LTTE was responsible for an integrated battlefield insurgent strategy that targeted key installations and senior Sri Lankan political and military leaders
The report also recognized the LTTE as part of a list of US government designated foreign terrorist organizations along with the Al-Qaeda.