SL to ratify ban on Al-Qaeda, Taliban

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The Government will ratify a United Nations obligation in Parliament next week to ban anyone in Sri Lanka aiding and abetting internationally proscribed terrorist organizations that include Al-Qaeda or the Taliban.

In this regard, the Convention on the Suppression of Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Bill will be enacted in the House after a debate.  The Bill seeks to ratify a UN obligation, prohibiting Sri Lankan financial institutions entering into transactions with terrorist organizations banned by the UN. The list of terrorist organizations identified by the UN will be announced later.

According to informed sources, there is a long list of such terrorist organizations and individuals.

“The UN alters it from time to time. The list will be provided to us by the UN later. Then, it will be announced through a gazette notification.  The member countries are obliged to do it,” sources said.  

The Bill says, “Any person who unlawfully and willfully by any direct or indirect means provide or conspire to provide, material support or resources to any terrorist , terrorist or a terrorist organization shall be found guilty under this Bill.”

The government recently tabled in Parliament some regulations under the United Nations Act No 45 of 1968 to deal with the freezing of Al-Qaeda funds.
 The regulations have been drafted in conformity with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267(1999). It has set out wide ranging strategies to combat terrorism and in particular measures to be imposed against the Taliban. (KB)
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  • Neutral Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:26 PM

    Is it?? 9/11 was for muslim rights?? Beheading of Journalists is muslim rights? Could you please define me holiness? Cuz my oxford dictionary is wrong according to your comments!!

    raviraj Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:52 AM

    know the difference between Extremists and Terrorists

    Neutral Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:28 PM

    There goes another guy who is already talking about terrorism using the word "death"!!

    Edward Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:54 AM

    hahah but MR and his team for money they will sell our land for terrorist

    raviraj Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:55 AM

    if you are asking for proof that Taliban and Al Queda are terrorist either you must be living in Mars or you must be one of them

    kumar Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:59 AM

    Then you still believe they are saints and protectors of your religion?

    kumar Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:01 AM

    Utter stupid argument. There is no common dress code for all Sri Lankans.

    Shan Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:08 AM

    If Indian and Srilanka don't take proper action against group like thowheed jamath both will become another arab countries in future

    Aney Machang Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:10 AM

    Raviraj..... do you accept that LTTE is the most ruthless terrorist organisation in the world, banned in almost all the Countries.

    sheriff Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:16 AM

    why now when it should have been done long before. why not banned Bodu bala sena which instigate communialism

    Nodrog Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:13 AM

    Nayer, is this the same group issuing HALAL certification?

    Andy Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:14 AM

    dont worry Ann. these are sort of troll.

    Andy Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:19 AM

    ban Al-Qaeda, Taliban, BBS, hela hurumaya. so problem solved.

    tjey Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    when rizana was persecuted no comments come against those brutality from Muslims sides.Only sinhala and Tamil people did it via DM Android App

    Elakiri Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    Reading all these comments, makes me wonder what all these white van story is all about. Elakiri. via DM Android App

    Akram Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:09 AM

    Hallo Mr.Nayer, Pls give the details to TID / CID or Defense, don't just spit words, all what you hear & read is not right.

    John Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:09 AM

    See. muslims reluctant to express their views.
    In Rzana's case first few days they kept quiet. after few days with the tolerable expressions from some muslim leaders they posted.

    Where are they live ? what they learn? still they are extremists with terror to all.
    Take care especially in future.

    len Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:04 AM

    Mr. Dias Just may be me think they are following Lankan example Hon Col Karuna & Hon Mr. VP treatment you think?

    John Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:08 AM

    You're a real goon. If u keen to die it's ok. but don't kill others coz they like to live.

    Channa Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:09 AM

    You have clearly difined terrorism But what I dont understand is you people kept mum when it comes to LTTE

    sam Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:31 AM

    can you clarrify what you are trying to say

    AJ Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:13 AM

    So until now they terr ogr acting here? sl ple support?

    Bulathsinhala Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:15 AM

    Definition of Terrorist: The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

    As per above definition America and Israel are the biggest terrorists!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Channa Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:17 AM

    What is your problem with Bodu Bala Sena . This is funny . You are trying to connect every comment here with your obssession.Please get checked your brain first

    malkanthi Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:38 AM

    " TERRORISM IS THE TACTIC OF DEMANDING THE IMPOSSIBLE AND DEMANDING IT AT GUNPOINT" THIS KIND OF TERRORISM NO MATTER WHO IS ABETTING SHOULD BE STOPPED AT ANY COST!!

    rumi Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:20 AM

    the real terrorists is LTTE and there is no ALQAEDDAH anywhere in the world, Can anyone tell where is their Head office?. It is the name created by US to defame Muslims.

    kumar Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:41 AM

    US would prosecute Rudrakumaran if there is any proof after giving punishments to real 'war criminals'.

    Maheshwaran Appu Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:47 AM

    Biggest Problem in the future world.
    Should be demolished now itself with roots.

    Mohamed Lankan Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:50 AM

    if you know of any such group.. Please speak to the nearest police department and share the info with valid proof that you have.. simply blabbering online will not help

    Silva Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:53 AM

    Mind words ,

    mohammed niyas Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:55 AM

    Then ban JVP and sihala urumaya too. jihad and Taliban are not terrorist organizatiosn but stand for the rights of Muslims and their Holiness.

    abul_karim Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:58 AM

    @ saman then treat sihala urumaya and jvp like they deserve...this country belongs to Muslims also. remember we do not fear death we fear only Allah...!!

    tuan Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:34 AM

    nayer what are u talking from which jungle you have come from. you are reallly sick person. dont split words what you hear man, if you have a brain just use it, otherwise ants are going to eat them.

    sajitha Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:08 AM

    Can you imagine the mentality of people who thumbs down this? Track them and you find the terrorist supporters.

    Ela Malli Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:09 AM

    John..please don't touch that booze during the day..its not only bad for your health but also a pain for use when we have to read this BS you post

    Neutral Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:12 AM

    I do not see anything wrong in this move and infact its a good move. If people are reacting against this, definitely they are in connection with these extemists. Terrorism should be eliminated no matter who it is. Nobody can deny the fact that there are supports extended locally to these extremists, especially islamic extremism. Its better to control all these before it gets out of hands!!

    Nimal Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:16 AM

    very good move.......see what happening in Tamilnadu

    funfun Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    really Muhammad niyas? how did u come to that conclusion?did ur mosque tell u that or ur intelligents via DM Android App

    Kodithuwakkuarachchi Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:19 AM

    Nayer

    Unless you divulge the names of the so called TERROR groups it only means you are either member of one or you are jut a plain LIAR.

    Ann Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:17 AM

    My headache just got worse after reading this... Can you please clarify the point you are trying to make?

    aj Sydney Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:46 AM

    In Srilanaka, Government paid terrorism.Who killed more people in Srilanka. Definitely Army

    tjey Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    survey indicates that muslims will b majority in SL.....? via DM Android App

    Ranil Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:51 AM

    Wazeem, you seems a real Islam. Wheter it is Muslim or Buddhist no matter we need harmony, brother.

    MOHAMED IQBAL Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:59 AM

    Are you a Muslim ? How do you justifying the actions of Al Qaeda and Taliban. Is that the way the Almighty and his messenger taught us treat our fellow brothers.

    555 Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:38 AM

    @jhon typical bible beliver and a hypocite...

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:03 AM

    andy, you are right..........................

    Rohan Nayer Thursday, 31 January 2013 03:52 AM

    in sri lanka there are few Muslim radical organization which is funding TERROR

    Ali Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:40 AM

    Mohammed Niyas you don't make sense.

    A. J. H. Rahuman Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:06 AM

    am a muslim too. but not a fool like you to call these taliban and al qeda are fighting for muslims. Talbans are mostly drug dealers. and al qeda placing the cards for western powers, for them to invade muslim countries. if you live a life of real muslim, and follow the words of Quran and The Prophet, these So called BBS, or any extemist movments cant do any thing. But they will be the loosers, and regret that they have wasted their time and energy..

    Dias Thursday, 31 January 2013 03:58 AM

    For what is the US is doing anything like this if US can keep LTTE leader Rudrakumar and his henchmen in us why SL should do,

    Wazeem Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:46 AM

    You do not know Islam. Those groups are clearly terrorists, no doubt.

    Aney Machang Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:48 AM

    Muslims do not mind the ban on Al Qaeda and Taliban if they have been proven as Terrorists.
    Dear All, please do not raise unjustified racial remarks from this topic, as Muslims in SL are peace loving people stood for their Mother Country at all times.
    Muslims are very true Sri Lankans!

    Ela Malli Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:54 AM

    Err...Whats the plan for the Bodu Bala Sena? Aren't they extremists?

    Ela Malli Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:55 AM

    Agreed..Including the Bodu Bala Sena and similar types

    jayantha silva Thursday, 31 January 2013 04:07 AM

    A very timely move.

    Edward Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:29 AM

    very true , but sri lankan muslims are differnt they origin from Malaysian /indonesian /not arabs

    Ela Malli Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:58 AM

    Don't have to look far..get hold of the Bodu Bala Sena supporters..now those are real extremists

    desreali Thursday, 31 January 2013 07:56 AM

    Muslims in Sri Lanka are a threat to your culture,the fact is they will never identify them selves as Sri Lankans even there dress code questionable.

    Nithya Thursday, 31 January 2013 04:28 AM

    Government is indirectly driving a wedge among communities.

    Edward Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:12 AM

    Whts rights ?killing human is it call Jihad ?

    kandykolla Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:22 AM

    Muslims are here for 1000 of years !! They are Sri Lankans like others and have their own culture, like other ethnic groups!! What do you want them to do ?? Wanna see them walking half naked in roads ??

    Saliya Wicks Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    This is a good move, even if SL Government is doing it with a different agenda. via DM Android App

    Ann Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:31 AM

    This is the sort of sabre rattling that will put people off.

    I don't want to die before my time because of people's inability to accept each others difference and get along

    sha Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:55 AM

    You are terrified in jealous nothing else.

    Saman Thursday, 31 January 2013 04:38 AM

    Terrorists have no borders! Treat them like dogs!

    Wasantha Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:33 AM

    First give an example by stopping State Terrorism.That is most the brutal & cruel as there is none above that.

    unchikun Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:04 PM

    Brilliant argument . I am waiting for Modawansa to divulge the of the international organizations ,NGOs who are against his masters.

    Muhammad Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:00 AM

    Good move, worry about hidden ajandas of juntas. via DM Android App

    Gina Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:07 PM

    hey andy, ban JHU ??? why ? . perhaps your not in the loop. let me clarify it for u. back then when chandrika was president and the next president was to be announced, we had only two candidates - mahinda & ranil. and no previous president wanted to end the war coz its money for both sides. and ranil - well you what he wanted to do to the country which could never be allowed to happen. so, the only person who could do something was and is our present President. and please note, everybody has freedom today to go on the roads today, thanks to THE JHU. if not for their help, we would still be fighting the damn war.

    Gina Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:08 PM

    so, dont put down a party which brought peace to whole of srilanka period. blame other parties, thats acceptable. btw Taliban IS the Al-Qaeda. also, plz note, who ever the President is of a country, at first the people will praise him but sooner or later they will criticize him. George Bush was was criticized for being a bad president, and everyone cheered Barack Obama, but now, Barack Obama is getting the works from the very people who voted for him. people always find something to say bad about a person in the end. this is the trend of the world.

    Real Porak Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:46 AM

    What do you mean by "Your culture"? Where are you from?....Sri Lankans know how to take care of Sri Lankans...get lost desreali...We don't listen to outsiders. Majority of Sri Lankans are peace loving. People like you from outside cause problems. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians live as one in SL.

    raviraj Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:48 AM

    and exactly how does killing people, including Muslims stand for Holiness


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