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EU re-lists LTTE as a terrorist outfit

Feb 23, 2011 11:09:50 AM - itnnews.lk

The European Union has re-listed the LTTE following a comprehensive review of listed terrorist groups.

The External Affairs Ministry said the announcement was made through Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 83/2011 of 31ST January 2011. It was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The EU terrorist listings made on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism, proscribe organizations listed operating in EU member countries and freezes their assets.

The Council also informed the persons, groups and entities concerned that it was possible to request a statement of the Council’s reasons for putting them on the list where one had not already been communicated to them. The LTTE is re-listed among 26 Groups and Entities, on the determination that they “have been involved in terrorist acts. The announcement published in the Official Journal of the European Union states that “the Council has carried out a complete review of the list of persons and in doing so it took account of observations submitted to the Council by those concerned.