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GTF calls for Sri Lanka to de-proscribe all organisations

Recognising the Sri Lankan government's decision to de-proscribe some of the Tamil organisations listed as terrorist entities last year, the Global Tamil Forum called for all the Tamil organisations and individuals detailed on the proscription list to be delisted.

"Global Tamil Forum, whilst appreciating this important step that the new Government of Sri Lanka has taken, as we said at the time of listing in February 2014, the original listing itself was arbitrary, irrational and a blatant attempt to suppress freedom of speech and dissent by the former Government of Mahinda Rajapaksa," the GTF spokesperson, Suren Surendiran was quoted by the Island as saying.

"GTF has actively campaigned since then for the entire list of organizations and individuals to be de-listed," he added.

"Our campaign will continue until that goal is achieved "

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