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    Sri Lanka signs UNSC Resolution proscribing 16 LTTE organizations Featured

    April 02, 2014

    Sri Lanka Tuesday (April 1) signed an order under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373, which sets out strategies to combat terrorism and to control terrorist financing.

    This order was  designating persons and entities in terms of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 has been signed by Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, and will be published in the Government Gazette shortly.  This order is based on the recommendation by the Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, as the Competent Authority regarding the identification of persons, groups and entities, believed on reasonable grounds to be committing, attempting to commit, facilitating or participating, in the commission of acts of terrorism.


    The substantial effect of an order under this Regulation is that all funds, assets and economic resources belonging to or owned by the designated persons or entities remain frozen until they are removed from the designated list.  Moving, transferring or dealing with frozen assets without the permission of the Competent Authority is prohibited.  In terms of the Regulation, any person who fails to comply with an order to freeze assets is liable to heavy penalties.


    Among the organizations proscribed are the LTTE's Trans National Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) headed by New York lawyer Visuvanathan Ruthirakumaran, Global Tamil Forum (GTF), which is headed by Fr.SJ Emmanuel and active in Europe, and the UK-based British Tamil Forum (BTF).


    The 15 organizations proscribed are  functioning in several countries including USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, and France.


    The other organizations banned are Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), Tamil Coordinating Committee (TCC), World Tamil Movement (WTM), Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), National Council Of Canadian Tamils, Tamil National Council (TNC), Tamil Youth Organization (TYO), World Tamil Coordinating Committee (WTCC), Tamil Eelam Peoples Assembly, World Tamil Relief Fund and Headquarters Group.


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