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Sri Lanka ‘convinces’ EU to keep LTTE on terrorism list

The Sri Lankan government announced that it managed to “convince” the European Union (EU) to ensure the LTTE is kept on a list of banned terrorist organisations, despite a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling last year.

“We have managed to convince the EU’s 28-member states of the continuing threat of the LTTE,” said Rodney Perera, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Brussels. “This was an arduous task since we had to update dossiers with tangible evidence, from the years past up to the present.”

The embassy in Brussels ensured that the authorities followed the proper format in keeping with the views of EU nations’ anti-terror experts who meet in Brussels regularly,” Mr Perera added

The LTTE will be kept on the list for another 6 months, reports the Sunday Times.

See more from the Sunday Times here.