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US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald A. Camp last Wednesday drew the attention of the US Congressional Sub Committee on Asia and the Pacific, to a recent report by the US Human Rights Watch titled Funding the ‘final war’ LTTE intimidation and extortion in the Tamil Diaspora, which had detailed the manner in which the LTTE was receiving funds from the Tamil Diaspora. Emphasising the role Tamil Diaspora funding played in sustaining the conflict in Sri Lanka, Camp said "their fundraising in the US, was forbidden by law in terms of the proscription against the LTTE as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)". The hearing titled "Unrest in South Asia: Recent Developments in Nepal and Sri Lanka" was held at the Rayburn Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. It was chaired by Congressman James A. Leach, of the Sub Committee on Asia and the Pacific, of the US House Committee on International Relations and attended by Congressman Brad and Congressman Eni F. H. Faleomavagea. Full Story Full Statement by Donald A. Camp, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Transcript of the hearing