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EU REQUESTED TO LIST OUTFITS OF LTTE AS TERRORIST OUTFITS

Aug 2, 2011 8:36:12 AM - itnnews.lk

 The request has been made by the External Affairs Ministry on behalf of the Government through the Sri Lankan Embassy in Brussels.

The EU through Council Implementing Regulation of 18 July 2011, re-listed the LTTE as a terrorist entity. The EU terrorist re-listings proscribe organizations listed operating in EU member countries and freeze their assets.

In the recent update to its application for listing of LTTE front organizations handed over through the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brussels, the government detailed action taken against the LTTE and its front organizations, by member states of the EU. The EU states included in this application were Belgium, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, as well as other states namely, Canada, India, Norway, Switzerland and USA.