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* Blacklisted persons can apply for removal of their names, Sri Lanka Defense Ministry says
Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 10:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Defense Ministry spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said that the persons and organizations that have been blacklisted under a special gazette notification by Sri Lanka government can apply for clearance.

Sri Lankan government designated 424 individuals and 16 organizations including the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorists under the United Nations Act No 45 of 1968 by Extraordinary Gazette No 1854/41 dated March 21st 2014.

These persons were blacklisted due to their involvement in terrorist activities of the LTTE.

The people listed in the gazette notification need to contact the competent authority and show cause in writing to remove their names from the banned list. The application will be evaluated by the competent authority and the report will be sent to the Minister of External Affairs with recommendations. The Minister of External Affairs has powers to remove the name from the list of banned persons and organizations.

Sri Lanka government recently removed the names of three persons through a special gazette last week.

Karunanithi Thurairathnam a.k.a Thurai who resides in France, Sutharasan Kailayanathan who lives in India and Thanushkody Premani, a resident of Kilinochchi have been removed from the banned list by 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.

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