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TNA's Shivajilingham calls on govt to deproscribe diaspora groups

M.K Shivajilingham, an outspoken member of the Northern Provincial Council and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), called on the Sri Lankan government to lift the ban imposed on 15 Tamil diaspora organisations, reported Colombo Page.

Arguing that the diaspora organisations had not been involved in any illegal or terrorist activities, Mr. Shivajilingham pointed out that the government had failed to provide evidence of such activities.

Speaking to the Tamil Guardian earlier this week, Mr. Shivajilingham said,

"The Sri Lankan government is trying to cut us off from the diaspora, especially trying to stop political parties, such as the TNA and the TNPF, from engaging with diaspora organisations,"

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See related post: Proscription of diaspora orgs is to demoralise Tamils in homeland - K. Guruparan (02 Apr 2014)

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