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* Sri Lanka to brief diplomatic community about ban on pro-LTTE organizations
Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 11:07 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry together with the Defence Ministry has decided to brief the diplomatic community in Colombo and accredited to Colombo next week on banning 16 Tamil diaspora groups including LTTE.

Minister G.L. Peiris will address the ambassadors and high commissioners on next Thursday (April 24) the Daily Mirror reported.

The briefing is to explain the reasons behind the government's move to ban the 16 organizations as the international community has made a series of inquiries about the proscription.

According to Daily Mirror report, some countries have made inquiries on reports that the LTTE is making a comeback.

The government on April 01 signed the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373, which sets out strategies to combat terrorism and to control terrorist financing.

With the signing of the Resolution 1373, the Sri Lankan government has banned the Tamil Tiger terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and 15 other Tamil diaspora groups that are alleged of having terror links and involved in reviving the terrorist movement in the country.

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).

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