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Ban Lifted on pro LTTE Groups

November 24, 2015

Ban Lifted on pro LTTE Groups

The Sri Lankan Government has lifted its ban on a number of Pro-LTTE and Tamil organisations after reviewing the decision of the previous administration.

According to government sources:

The review process concluded that there was no intelligence or evidence justifying the listing of eight organisations and 267 persons. As a result of this review, our law enforcement and intelligence services are now able to target their resources more efficiently and focus their energy on genuine threats improving the security of all Sri Lankans.

The government has lifted ban on:

British Tamil Forum(BTF), Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), Global Tamil Forum (GTF), National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT), Tamil National Council (TNC), Tamil Youth Organisation (TYO) and World Tamil Coordinating Committee (WTCC).


Editorial Comment:

The listed groups above have their origins in the BTA and were started by LTTE operatives in Britain.

During in the civil war, the TYO was responsible for recruiting young people into the LTTE.  Some like Dr Sam Pari of the ATC returned to their host nation to act as propaganda mouth pieces.

Every year the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) run the Hero’s Day celebrations where suicide bomber are celebrated along with the deceased LTTE supreme leader V. Prabhakaran.

Though it is the responsibility of the elected government of Sri Lanka to define the threats that face, I suspect that they have made a big mistake.

Time will tell if the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) and its satellites are as benign as the current Sri Lankan government claims.

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