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No Evidence Against 8 Diaspora Orgs. And 267 Individuals: MFA

“Over the last six months, law enforcement and intelligence agencies have conducted a comprehensive and careful review of the proscribed organisations and individuals. The review process concluded that there was no intelligence or evidence justifying the listing of eight organisations and 267 persons. Groups that continue to espouse separatism, including eight organisations and 157 individuals, remain proscribed.” says the Minister of External Affairs.

Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

Issuing a statement today the Ministry of External Affairs says; “The initial proscription process was conducted in haste and was not subject to a rigorous process of assessment and verification. Many of the listed organisations had never condoned violence or terrorism.”

We publish below the statement in full;

Annual Review of Proscribed Entities Under UN Regulation No. 1 of 2012

The Government of Sri Lanka proscribed 16 organisations and 424 individuals under Gazette Extraordinary No. 1854/41 on 21 March 2014 using powers under the United Nations Act No. 45 of 1968. The proscription was announced eight days before Western and Southern Provincial Council elections, which were held on 29 March 2014.

The initial proscription process was conducted in haste and was not subject to a rigorous process of assessment and verification. Many of the listed organisations had never condoned violence or terrorism. Some of the proscribed individuals were even dead at the time of proscription – including one individual who died 8 years prior to the proscription.

United Nations Regulation No. 1, approved by Parliament in 2012, obliges the Government to review and update its list of proscribed organisations at least once a year. The new government, resolute in combatting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, undertook a systematic review process in order to update the list of organisations.

Over the last six months, law enforcement and intelligence agencies have conducted a comprehensive and careful review of the proscribed organisations and individuals. The review process concluded that there was no intelligence or evidence justifying the listing of eight organisations and 267 persons. Groups that continue to espouse separatism, including eight organisations and 157 individuals, remain proscribed.

As a result of this review, our law enforcement and intelligence services are now able to target their resources more efficiently and focus their energy on genuine threats improving the security of all Sri Lankans. Furthermore, since the new Government came to power with a mandate for democracy, good governance, rule of law, accountability and reconciliation many listed groups made public statements expressing their commitment to a united, undivided Sri Lanka in global forums. This indicates that the government’s counter-terrorism strategy of combating terrorism through better intelligence, specialised training, tighter legislation and closer counter-terrorism partnerships, combined with measures addressing the root causes of violence, is beginning to work.

As per our legal obligations, the Government will annually review and update the list of proscribed persons. We hope that other groups and individuals make similar public commitments condemning violence and renouncing separatism in addition to other necessary measures. Then they too can be considered for de-proscription and join other formerly proscribed organisations, both in the North and South, who have successfully entered the democratic mainstream and are now working for the betterment of Sri Lanka.

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    Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

    RE: No Evidence Against 8 Diaspora Orgs. And 267 Individuals: MFA

    If, so why not go after those criminals against whom there is evidence? Why Double standards?

    Example: Yahapālanaya Sitting On Over 70 Completed Fraud Cases

    “The Voice against Corruption, an organization affiliated to Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), today charged that the government was sitting on 70 completed investigations related to fraud and corruption by top-notch officials of the previous regime, without making any arrests or taking legal action.”

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/over-70-bigwig-fraud-cases-now-completed-yahapalanaya-plays-cover-up-says-jvp/

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      RE: No Evidence Against 8 Diaspora Orgs. And 267 Individuals: MFA

      Putin God Almighty: We Cleanse Syria of Obama’s Ruthless Terrorists

      Are the LTTE Obama’s Ruthless Terrorists, or just Victims of Sinhala Buddhists?

      What is the truth?

      [Edited out]

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    Amarasiri,

    “The Voice against Corruption, an organization affiliated to Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), today charged that the government was sitting on 70 completed investigations related to fraud and corruption by top-notch officials of the previous regime, without making any arrests or taking legal action.”

    The AG and IGP have results of 70 investigations and have to decide what to do with them. They are supposed to be independent from the politicians but we know how the reality is.

    As we have seen lately often the AG decides that there is not enough evidence and orders additional investigations.

    A completed investigation does not mean that something has been found. The result can be that nothing illegal was found.

    I am happy because the JVP is trying to achieve something.

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      Mangala Samaraweera -Minister of External Affairs

      Can you proscribe ISIS well? They were funded by…

      General Wesley Clark explains ISIS was created by U.S. Allies, like LTTE? or Just India/
      [Edited out]

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    MAngalan is paying back money he got from Tamils and his Agreement in Singapore.

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    If you are depending on evidence; none against K.P., Karuna etc. What of the TGTE –
    they are only making a Democratic claim in a very Democratically oriented way under US
    laws – which we Sinhalese would do if we too had such a claim? This is the kind of
    Democracy Hon.Mangala boasted of at the UN last.

    For evidence, how about the release of the Sundaralingam Report re 5 Trinco students
    case?

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    No release all persons held under the hated PTA and all political prisoners. No need to be so afraid of a chauvinist backlash.

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      Absolutely! Not many Sinhalese are afraid of a come back by the LTTE. That need not be a concern when considering the freeing of people who have done nothing seriously wrong.

      However, there are so many other criminals who need to be brought to book.

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      Kumar David,

      “No release all persons held under the hated PTA and all political prisoners.”

      Please note that many suspected of totally non political crimes have been detained under the PTA.

      Others are political but do you really want to see somebody like Pillayan released unconditionally or even rehabilitated because he is a Tamil?

      I don’t.

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    “Groups that continue to espouse separatism, including eight organisations and 157 individuals, remain proscribed.” says the Minister of External Affairs.”

    My dear friend Mangalam, Can you read out me against the resolution 1373. It is the 6th Amendment’s (which is called as a draconian act by International Jurist Group,) terrorism has to be proscribed under Resolution 1373. Not the organization using the UN’s charter of freedom of speech to ask for freedom from Sinhala Colonial rule. Do the UN accepts the the 6th amendment. Did you stop it?

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    What a joke this same guy once told that ether are ample evidences against these organizations and individuals and support the ban

    Cant stop laughing

    Are these jokers think that this world is full of idiots?

    Cheers

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      “Are these jokers think that this world is full of idiots?”

      Yes., and sadly, no one has proved them wrong so far !!

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    We must welcome government decision to de-proscribe the Tamil organisations and individuals.

    In my article of: article1/3/2015https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sirisena-govt-must-sensibly-engage-with-non-resident-tamils/, touched on very pertinent issues.

    Dead, dying and sick too were included in the Gota/Sajin Vas/Pieris list of proscription.

    One time LTTE activists are no longer involved even few of them have walked away well before the demise of the LTTE. There were some others whom should have fallen into the net of proscription but did not find their way in because of the haphazardness of the proscription of the Mahinda government.

    According to latest information one active member of the LTTE who helped Pirabakaran to kidnap his wife Mathivathani was/is involved in all kinds of nefarious activities even after claiming asylum in the UK. He is said to have partnered with an old female guard of the LTTE to go berserk in the Tamil Diaspora in the UK.

    Their success in helping in the kidnap of Mathivathani, using fried chicken oil as their weapon terrorise,using agents to break into Tamil organisations and selling the stolen assets at car boots sale etc., has so far escaped the net of the Sri Lankan intelligence and the Scotland Yard.

    The proscription was a down right hate mindset of the Rajapakse regime.

    This is one more important move of the present government and must be welcome.

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      So what you are saying is that despite the proscription of these individuals and organisations by gazette in Sri Lanka, these guys are rampaging unabated.

      We all knew at the time that this proscription by Gota was and still is, an exercise in futility to fulfil Gota’s ego with no binding on the foreign Governments.

      I sense a bit of dissapointment in your article/s, it was as though you wished you ere postcribed by Gota and de-proscribed by My3

      You could then sit on the roof top of the Hindu temple in Wembley and crow and crow and crow till the cows come or should I say till disciples come to pray

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        Rajash

        What is the relevance of temple and your crow, crow cry to my comment?

        You have to seriously check your own temple i.e., the part of each side of the head between the eye and your ear, to establish why you have the psychotic tendency to make menacing comments like these in the CT columns.

        For your information, please do come and sit on the roof top (subject to undertaking a strict risk assessment test) or to go and pray in the adjoining land to the Hindu temple to see how the Abrahamic religious followers are praying Lord Shiva in thousands from the neighbouring compound.

        They are being blessed by Lord Shiva and you too need that and the choice for you is to visit the temple and pray or go to the neighbours compound and pray with the loudspeaker chanting of Koran.

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          Only you can explain why you converted a small hall next to a mosque in to a cramped temple.

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        Rajash

        Good opportunity.

        Give a good whacking to Jayadevan in the real style you are good at. Count on my support.

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          Nirmalam

          “Good opportunity. Give a good whacking to Jayadevan in the real style you are good at. Count on my support.”

          Why are you hiding behind Rajash? If you want to whack him do it yourself.

          Its like Sri Lankan armed forces hiding behind VP’s bum and VP hiding behind peoples’ back.

          You are a shameless coward.

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            “Its like Sri Lankan armed forces hiding behind VP’s bum and VP hiding behind peoples’ back. “
            Ha ha brilliant

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            Native Vedda

            ‘You are a shameless coward’.

            Like you. You are mu Guru, un-nanse, mentor, guide and the true reflection.

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        Rajasingham Jayadevan is trying to impress the Appe Anduwa. Appe Andu has refused to release the prisoners taken in by the Sinhala Intellectuals’ Army in the past under PTA. Appe Andu is refusing to release the details of torture chambers it operated and operating, even after OISL has reported of them. Nobody knows what happened to those who endured the tortures. Appe Andu has suddenly dropped one family of secret prisoners in Vadamarachchi. No talk about others. But very gracefully, with Rajasingham Jayadevan’s blessing, Appe Andu has taken back the ban imposed on Father Emmanuel. Father Emmanuel is person, who was deported at Chennai airport as per Appe Andu’ request. Now he has been offered permission to visit Lankawe. Appe Andu is spreading a net for Father Emmanuel. Recently he too has become a champion of Innakkam. He has not been able to make even a hair of the Grip of Army has put on North. We are not worried about the Father Emmanuel’s new Innakkam. Further when he comes back from this menace, we will not have a problem to accept him.

        What the government is planning to have the EP removed. From the time Pirapharan tested the Tamils’ strength on selecting a new EP, the Appe Andu has been looking for an alternate. This time (Jan 2015) TNA channeled Tamils strength like last time Pirapaharan did. Now before the Sec.Kerry pressure goes down and the National Government disintegrates and lose 2/3 majority, they want to have this danger removed. To market this new 13A they are wooing Father Emmanuel. Anti-Tamil politics practitioner Rajasingham Jayadevan is taking fire out of the burning house to smoke his pipe. If he has thing called The Brain, he would ask him a question what the government has implemented from 1948 which has been it promising. Now, what is the new thing he is seeing in the New Royals? Why they who promised to use foreign judges to investigate at the UNHRC resolution, now taking back it? The government, which is saying it cannot take any action against the Old King’s corruption charges is one going to change the constitution and give rights to Tamils?

        There is a reason why Father Emmanuel relaxed his hold. But Rajasingham Jayadevan who wants to show him as big politician without knowing what he is talking is writing Blah Blah. If he understands that one single thing, he would have held back his comments. The ban imposed is not under Lankawe’s PTA. It is under a UN resolution. This ban is for action by International governments. And anybody a Tamil who goes to Lankawe without Appe Andu’s blessing is always gets arrested under PTA. Brother Prince’s first gazette notification was not accepted by any country other than India. These banned people and organizations are not operating in India. So Bother Prince’s first notification went invalid. To revive it, and woo father Emmanuel to consent for the new 13A, Appe Andu is playing this game. Father was invited Lanka even while he was banned under this law, without removing the ban on him. When he slackened to go, they are removing the ban and re-inviting. It is unlikely Father gives his consent blindly to Appe Andu. Even if Father gives his consent, it is not a representation from Diaspora. All are now in UNHRC. America has a concern. Even if Appe Andu hires Rajasingham Jayadevan to do its propaganda, I do not see Appe Anud’s car is going many a miles of long distance with the gas of Rajasingham Jayadevan.

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      Rajasingham,

      Now you declare pompously “The proscription was a down right hate mindset of the Rajapakse regime.”

      Do you remember the days when you guys were swooning over the “sincere, kind hearted Rajapakse who would be fair by the Tamils?!”

      Not too many moons ago – was it?

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        Kumar R.

        ‘swooning over’. Good one. Addida Kumar Adi. You are so creative and is a person of American thinking. Your talents are way beyond limits. I would have said mooning over but swooning over is powerful. Hit the fellow hard whenever possible. You are always good at it. You are my good heart and soul. You are my best disciple.

        I love you so much darling. Keep it up

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      Rajasingham.

      About your statement :”According to latest information one active member of the LTTE who helped Pirabakaran to kidnap his wife Mathivathani was/is involved in all kinds of nefarious activities even after claiming asylum in the UK. He is said to have partnered with an old female guard of the LTTE to go berserk in the Tamil Diaspora in the UK”.

      If you sincerely feel this information is credible, why don’t you take it to the British police? What is stopping you? No gumption to speak of, aside from whining? Where exactly is your social responsibility – given your boast a couple of weeks ago that you were able to singlehandedly arrange a meeting with a powerful British Member of Parliament and Sri Lankan Tamil parties?

      Are you merely using this forum to settle a personnel agenda? Seems like you are miffed by losing Mathivathani – is that what you are trying to avenge by demonizing LTTE and Praba, every chance you get? It is comical that just two weeks ago RagavaN raised this same query and now you do that – exposing the con you are trying to pull – especially after all that championing of transparency and anti-pseudonym propaganda.

      You do need to grow up sometime!

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        Kumar R.

        Fantastic.

        You are saving my skin in these columns.

        Keep it up.

        I love you so much.

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    Mangala
    I understand that your Govt and some members of the armed force have accepted No Fire Zone as genuine.

    You have enough evidence now so get on with it.

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    Mother Lanka had heart problems few times and managed them with foreign help both regional and international. Lot of own blood was lost even though the 2 treatments were angiography and scents.
    I mean I refer to the rebellion by JVP twice.
    Rebellion for seperation by LTTE was a major surgery through by- pass with international help.

    In the mean time Mother Lanka has progressively became a victim of a few types of cancer. Some will say this is inherent and intractable type or it is due to genetics.
    At least in-house specialist in Oncology JVP has diagnosed the serious illness Mother Lanka is suffering from and is keep on pressing the coalition govt to follow their prognosis/diagnosis/prescription.
    Will the bring back campaign again save Mother Lanka or make her become a skeleton ?
    Hope the majority of the majority become more enlightened and start to HAIL JVP !

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    The comments I made earlier is about the cancer of dictatorship, corruption, nepotism, cronyism etc.

    The perceived threats by the diaspora organisations is a clear act of diversion tactics by political leaders who are not for the reconciliation and also don’t care for the recovery of Mother Lanka from so many illnesses.

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    Mangala, we all knew all along the so called proscribing of Tamil organizations was for consumption by local Modayas who thought that the MARA Clan descended from heaven. It is amusing that you realise the true purpose of the proscription only now after an exhaustive review.

    By the way, just release those Tamils you are holding under PTA. The war is over, LTTE is done away with and thorow all the rogue politicians, murderer politicians and corrupt officials in the vacant cells. We will then consider you a genuine hero.

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    [Edited out]

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    Now we can have the Kotti Sanakelya in Colombo with the Reverend a and Suren Surendran as the Chief Guests.

    If Mangalan bends over to the BTF , even their PM from New Jersey will fly in .

    And our PM from Batalanda can have official discussions on the sidelines on how to give a Diaspora twist to Yahapalanaya.

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    KASmalam K.A Sumanasekera

    “If Mangalan bends over to the BTF , even their PM from New Jersey will fly in “

    Ranil understands well, the advice given by Sun-tzu ” keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”

    That is what he did when he invited Solheim to destroy LTTE.

    I know the strategy was too sophisticated for you to understand therefore just ignore it.

    “My father taught me many things here — he taught me in this room. He taught me — keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” – Michael Corleone in Godfather II.

    And others believe/claim they won the LTTE single-handedly.

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    This guy Jeyadevan Rajasingham [Edited out]

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    No release all persons held under the hated PTA and all political prisoners. No need to be so afraid of a chauvinist backlash. -K.David

    Yes… do not be afrreaid. release them all and put KD in lieu of them and make sure also put in a case of king Robert for his brains to tick.

    Jayadevan & Rajash in a temple squabble. Nirmalan who had been turned down by Jayadevan wants rajash to whack jayadevan….
    Unfortunately Nirmalan does not know Rajash is no CASTRO.

    Nirmala is ever ready to lift to anyone bashing Jayadevan… Yes. Way to go.

    So.. that Anti-Christ Emmanuel, the batchmate of ex-Pope, creator of the International Church of Saint Prabakaran is visiting Sri Lanka to give a lesson on Theology and to destroy the basis of the Catholic Faith to make VP the new Christ.
    All Catholic Clergy line up the streets to sing Hosannahs.

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    When did Yahapalanaya start requiring Proof ?

    Things must be changing.. or Yahapalanaya is following someone’s orders

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