EU will extend the ban on LTTE

BannedSri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said today that the Europe Union has responded positively to are quest made by him to extend the ban on the Tamil Tiger terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Accordingly, the EU will further extend the ban on LTTE, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister made this announcement Saturday when he met with the members of the three armed forces and police at the Defence Headquarters at Palaly at Jaffna.

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ajith P. Perera told media today that the EU had re-imposed the ban on the LTTE due to the positive diplomatic intervention of the Government.

However, the European Union has not officially announced the decision to extend the ban.

The General Court of the European Union, on 16th October 2014, on procedural grounds, annulled the European Council measures maintaining Sri Lanka’s defunct Tamil Tiger terrorist group, LTTE on the European list of terrorist organizations but allowed measures to keep their assets frozen.

Wickremasinghe assured the security forces that his government will not leave any room to sacrifice lives of armed forces and general public due to wrong decisions taken by the politicians.

The government gives priority to national security in finding political solutions for the national crisis, he stressed.

The Prime Minister is currently undertaking a three-day tour in the Northern Province. (Colombo Page)


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