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* Sri Lanka to prevent NGOs from receiving foreign funds - report
Mon, Jul 21, 2014, 11:01 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government had decided to prevent certain Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that are threats to the national security from receiving foreign funds, according to a local newspaper report.

The Sinhala daily Divaina quoting unnamed high level sources reported today that the government had decided to notify the Central Bank regarding the measure.

According to the repot seven Western countries were supporting six NGOs that are a threat to the national security of Sri Lanka.

Reportedly the six NGOs have received funds to launch campaigns to force the withdrawal of military from the North and bring war crime charges against the security forces.

The report further stated that the US had summoned the leaders of two of the NGOs to that country and held secret discussions.

Sri Lanka government recently issued a circular to the NGOs restricting them from conducting press conferences, workshops, training for journalists, and dissemination of press releases.

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