Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

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Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam told a news conference, that it was meaningless to continue with the ban imposed on LTTE within Sri Lanka.

"Eight years has lapsed since the war ended with even former LTTE members joining mainstream politics after surrendering their weapons and in such a scenario continuing with the ban on the LTTE is meaningless," he said.

The chairman said the LTTE wanted to win the rights of the Tamil people and the Tamil political leaders are also engaged in politics with the same intention.

He said the time had come to consider the release of all LTTE suspects in custody and allow them to integrate into society after taking the necessary legal precautions and withdrawing the ban on the LTTE. (Romesh Madushanka)

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  • Ceylon Tuesday, 30 January 2018 08:18 PM

    no injustice,no vialence.if injusice continue,resistence too continue.up to people and government to stop crimes against communities.

    sara Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:13 PM

    LTTE is no more , what is the point in lifting the ban?

    Sere Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:34 PM

    if no more LTTE why they banning?

    Eds Tuesday, 30 January 2018 09:35 PM

    Nice try!

    Leel Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:02 AM

    "LTTE members joining mainstream politics after surrendering their weapons." So then why it need to lift the ban?. Let it be there as it is now.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:49 AM

    Even the ban on the former terrorist group JVP was lifted. Why not lift the ban on the LTTE?

    ATP Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:17 PM

    Why are you so caring about LTTE? Are you eyeing to be the next LTTE Leader?

    lanka Wednesday, 31 January 2018 03:13 PM

    The Ban on the LTTE should never be lifted. The dreaded name and flag of suicide murdering b......s should remain at the bottom of the nandikandal lagoon.

    Tamil Wednesday, 31 January 2018 04:46 PM

    It is meaning less even to ask that LTTE ban to be released as there are no LTTE anymore. So why should the Government even consider to remove the band. This is the flip side of the same argument that is being made by remnant LTTE. It is shameful even for a Tamil to think that LTTE should even be mentioned as they should not forget the suffering the Tamils underwent due to LTTE.


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