Ban on key diaspora groups lifted

The Government has de-listed some Tamil diaspora groups and individuals.

Among those de-listed are the Global Tamil Forum, an influential diaspora group based in the UK.

The British Tamil Forum and the Canadian Tamil Congress are also among those de-listed.

The de-listing was carried out through an Extraordinary Gazette issued by the Ministry of Defence.

The Mahinda Rajapaksa Government and later the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration had banned the Tamil groups.

The ‘Yahapalanaya’ Government had lifted the ban on some diaspora groups.(Easwaran Rutnam)

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