Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 13:25
Sri Lanka appeals to EU court against the de-listing of LTTE
The government has decided to appeal against the EU court decision that lifted the ban on the LTTE.
The External Affairs Ministry stated that the appeal will be filed through the Sri Lankan Embassy in the EU at Brussels in Belgium.
Meanwhile Sri Lanka Bar Association stated that it is ready to provide expert legal counseling free of charge in challenging the EU court order.
Sri Lanka Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya said that the government just has to provide them diplomatic assistance in the process.
PTI news agency stated, although, the EU court removed the sanctions with regard to the LTTE ban last Friday, the order would remain unconfirmed for three months.
Accordingly Sri Lankan government has the opportunity to appeal against the EU court order, and otherwise the order will be confirmed and implemented unless it is appealed within the given three months.
However UNP Media Spokesman MP Gayantha Karunatilake told a media briefing yesterday that the ambassadors who make commitments to defeat the international LTTE network have to face maltreatment.