Defence Ministry lifts ban on key Tamil diaspora groups


The Ministry of Defence has lifted the ban imposed on six international Tamil organisations and 316 persons by the Sri Lankan government.

Issuing an Extraordinary Gazette notification, the Ministry has lifted the ban imposed during the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government and later the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration.

Among the groups that have been de-listed is the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), an influential diaspora group based in the UK.

GTF Spokesman Suren Surendiranan is among the individuals who have also been de-listed.

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  1. Is this wise ?? Ranil Wickremasinghe up to his old unsavoury tactics again revealing his true character !!! National Security is PARAMOUNT !!!!!

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