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Sri Lanka bans 15 Tamil diaspora organisations

Sri Lanka bans 15 Tamil diaspora organisations

As part of its strategy

to combat terrorism and to control terrorist financing

Sri Lanka on Tuesday banned upwards of 15 Tamil diaspora associations over the world as a feature of its technique “to battle terrorism and to control terrorist financing.”

Military representative Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said the Sri Lankan government banished 15 associations other than the LTTE — including the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), the British Tamil Forum (BTF) and the Trans-national Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) — under an United Nations determination embraced in 2001, not long after the September 11 assaults in the United States.

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 was universally tying and its suggestions are relevant all inclusive, he told The Hindu.

Inquired as to whether the choice was identified with the U.s.-sponsored determination embraced at the Human Rights Council – numerous Tamil Diaspora associations campaigned broadly for this – Brigadier Wanigasuriya said the methodology had started much prior and that the strategies required some serious energy.

The advertisement comes not long after the Sri Lankan Army as of late ventures up security in the Northern Province — the previous battle region where the military vanquished the radical Tigers after a three-decades war — refering to conceivable regrouping of the LTTE as a reason.

“Charges baseless”

Reacting to the improvement, S.a.n. Rajkumar of Strategic Initiatives – Human Rights, and representative, British Tamils Forum, said in an email meeting: “We dismiss the ridiculous assertions and publicity of the Sri Lankan state marking all Tamil Diaspora associations fear gatherings or dread fronts.”

Watching that in the United Kingdom, the Forum, speaking to British Tamils, had a long history of municipal activism and political backing, he said the association was “law based, transparent, responsible a


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