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* Sri Lanka government removes three names from the terrorist designation list
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 09:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has removed names of three people from the blacklist of those who are accused of conniving to revive terrorism in the country.

Defense Ministry Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said the Ministry had provided documents to the Ministry of External Affairs to confirm that the three have been removed from the list of terrorists.

Accordingly, the Minister of External Affairs announced the removal of their names from the list in the Extraordinary Gazette No: 1874/31- Amendment to the List of Designated Persons under Regulation 4(7) of United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012, dated August 06, 2014.

The three persons who have been cleared are Karunanithi Thurairathnam a.k.a Thurai who resides in France, Sutharasan Kailayanathan who lives in India and Thanushkody Premani, a resident of Kilinochchi.

Sri Lankan Government designated 424 individuals and sixteen organizations including the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorist under the United Nations Act No 45 of 1968 by Gazette Extraordinary No 1854/41 dated March 21st 2014.

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