Friday, 18 April 2014 - 19:36
Foreign Ambassadors notified regarding banned Pro-LTTE organizations
The External Affairs Ministry is preparing to educate foreign diplomats regarding the proscription of 16 LTTE frontline organizations including the British Tamil Forum.
Accordingly External Affairs Minister G.L. Pieris and a group of Defence Ministry officials will conduct the awareness campaign next Tuesday.
A Ministry spokesman told our news team that foreign ambassadors, High Commissioners, Consul Generals and other foreign diplomatic officials have been invited to the program.
He also said that the program conductors will highlight the structure and operations of banned LTTE entities during sessions on Tuesday.
The government decided on the 1st of April to proscribe 16 LTTE entities which are operating abroad with the intention of setting up of a separate state in Sri Lanka.
Among the banned LTTE frontline bodies was the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam led by V. Rudrakumaran, the Global Tamil Forum and the British Tamil Forum.
The ban has been imposed under a resolution passed in the United Nations in 2001, and legal action can be taken against those who aid and abet these banned organizations.