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Sri Lanka adds 6 Tamil diaspora orgs and 100s of diaspora Tamils to the proscribed list

File photo: A protest by diaspora Tamils.

The government of Sri Lanka has amended the list of designated persons published in the Gazette Extraordinary No.1992/25 of November 9, 2016, and included a number of organisations and individuals as designated persons.

The gazette No. 2216/37 has been issued on 25th February 2021 by General Kamal Gunaratna(Retd.), as the Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Competent Authority.

In March 2014, the Sri Lankan government proscribed 424 individuals and 16 Tamil diaspora organisations, alleging they had links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

In November 2015 after immense pressure from diaspora groups and the international community, the government de-proscribed 8 diaspora organisations and 269 individuals.

The new list includes the British Tamil Forum, Canadian Tamil Congress, Australian Tamil Congress, Global Tamil Forum, National Council of Australian Tamils and Tamil Youth Organization.

Alan Keenan of the International Crisis Group tweeted that this is an extraordinarily regressive move

Organisations proscribed:

“EN/CA/2020/12 Name: BRITISH TAMIL FORUM a.k.a BTF Address: Unit 1, Fountayne Business Centre, Broad Lane, London N15 4AG www.tamilsforum.com, [email protected] Tel. No: 4420 8808 0465.

EN/CA/2020/13 Name: CANADIAN TAMIL CONGRESS a.k.a CTC Address: 10 Milner Business Court, Suite 513 Toronto, Ontario www.canadiantamilcongress.ca, [email protected] Tel. No: 1416-240-0078.

EN/CA/2020/14 Name: AUSTRALIAN TAMIL CONGRESS a.k.a ATC Address: SA Chapter, PO Box 6136, Linden Park SA 5065 PO BOX 22, COMO, WA 6952 Australia, ATC Victoria, PO Box. 634, Lilydale Victoria, 3140
www.australiantamilcongress.com Tel. No: 1300 660 629, 1300 660 244, 61 2 94234741.

EN/CA/2020/15 Name: GLOBAL TAMIL FORUM a.k.a GTF Address: Suite 25, Challenge House, 616 Mitcham Road, Croydon CRO 3AA, UK www.globaltamilforum.org, [email protected], [email protected] Skype: globaltamilforum Tel. No: +442082512820.

EN/CA/2020/16 Name: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CANADIAN TAMIL a.k.a NCCT Address: No. 5310, Finch Avenue East, Toronto ON M1S 5E8 www.ncctcanada.ca, [email protected] Tel. No: 1 866 263 8622.

EN/CA/2020/17 Name: TAMIL YOUTH ORGANIZATION a.k.a TYO Australia Address: P.O. Box: 4366, Homebush, NSW 2140 Australia and other TYO in Canada, Switzerland, France, UK [email protected], [email protected], www.tyoaustralia.org Tel. No: +61 469 089 883, 0433 844 283.

by the addition, at the end of the Second Schedule of such list, under the heading “INDIVIDUALS”, of the following
individuals –

See ali names of the individual proscribed here :2216_37_E

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