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US says LTTE is still a terrorist organization

Aug 20, 2011 7:13:10 AM - itnnews.lk

The United States has stated that LTTE remains to be a terrorist organization.

 A detailed account in this connection is included in the latest report issued by the US State Department on terrorism. The State Department has stated that the Sri Lankan government has been able to officially defeat the LTTE in 2009. No terrorist act has been reported in the country thereafter. But the LTTE is still operating in the global financial network. Sri Lanka is also planning to bring these activities to an end. The State Department has pointed out that the Sri Lankan government is attempting to improve the infrastructure, promote industry, resettle people and establish civil administration in areas where terrorist activities were rampant. The State Department has described Al Qaeda as the most dreaded terrorist organization in the world at present. The State Department has however emphasized the need to be vigilant about the financial transactions carried out by the LTTE in the international arena.