Earlier the Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva on Wednesday questioned Minister Mangala Samaraweera over the meeting with the Global Tamil Forum and the TNA in London last week.
Mr de Silva said in a statement to parliament, GTF had been acting against the national interests of Sri Lanka, by promoting a “separatist agenda and destroying Sri Lanka’s image at international forums”.
“There were further reports that the meeting had been facilitated by some non-governmental organisations based in South Africa, several Norwegian organisations and was attended by representatives of a political party in Sri Lanka and an MP of the TNA MP MA Sumanthiran,” he said.
The opposition leader said the meeting was reported to have been aimed at lifting the ban on Tamil diaspora groups, including the GTF, as terrorist entities.
De Silva raised the following questions from the Foreign Minister:
“What was the subject matter taken for the discussion between the Minister and GTF members in London?
“Who were the individuals and organisations represented in this meeting?
“Had the Foreign Minister obtained prior approval of the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers to attend the said meeting?
“Was the withdrawal of the gazette which banned the LTTE and its supportive organisations discussed?
“Was the issue of war crimes taken up at this meeting? and
“Did an exchange of opinions took place with regard to instituting an indigenous mechanism to investigate alleged war-crimes charges?”