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Sri Lanka to review ban on 'some' Tamil diaspora organisations

The Defence Ministry will be submit a report reviewing the ban of 16 Tamil diaspora organisations and 400 individuals which was put in place by the Rajapaksa regime last year.

The Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiaarachchi, speaking to Ceylon Today, said,

“The Defence Ministry is in the process of a minutely detailed review of the 16 LTTE fronts and other individuals all of whom were banned under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 and will submit their review to the Foreign Ministry for deciding on the next step towards de-listing.”

Sri Lanka’s gazette proscribed several diaspora organisations that worked legally within their respective countries, including: Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC), British Tamil Forum (BTF), World Tamil Movement (WTM), Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC); Global Tamil Congress (GTC); National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT); Tamil Youth Organization (TYO) and the Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

The Defence Secretary added that the names of over 400 people that were included in the proscription list would also be reviewed.

Sri Lanka to review ban on 'some' Tamil diaspora organisations (06 Jun 2015)

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