The Government today presented the regulation under the United Nations Act to locally ratify the ban on Al- Qaida or Taliban as a global terrorist outfit.
The Gazette notification had been signed by former External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris on December 14, 2014 .
According to the regulation, this organisation is continued to be designated as a terrorist outfit.
It is prohibited for any individual to aid and abet the Al- Qaida. The financial intelligence authorities of Sri Lanka are authorised to seize funds and assets of this terrorist outfit.(Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)