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LTTE remains a terrorist organisation: EU


26 July 2017 08:13 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Despite the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling which annulled measures against the LTTE, the European Union today said the terror organisation remains listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU.

Issuing a statement, it said the ECJ judgment was a legal ruling on the procedure used for listing the LTTE.

“It does not involve any assessment by the Court of the substantive reasons for the designation of the LTTE as a terrorist organisation. The annulled measures cover the period 2011-2015. Designations of the LTTE adopted by the Council later in 2015-2017 are not covered by the present ruling. This means that the LTTE remains listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU,” it said.

It said EU institutions systematically review their practices following rulings of the European Court of Justice.

“The current ruling will be carefully analysed. Any necessary remedial action will be taken to adjust the listings to these procedural requirements and to ensure legally robust designations,” the statement said.

The EU reiterated that it continues to consider the LTTE as a terrorist organisation and the EU's restrictive measures against the LTTE remain in force.

  Comments - 9

  • seqi Wednesday, 26 July 2017 09:43 PM

    A dog by any other name has fleas.

    SL Wednesday, 26 July 2017 09:45 PM

    soon EU will be listed as a terrorist country in the Middle east and rest of the Asia with the way they are cuddling with terrorist outfits and putting countries in to war

    Hiran Wednesday, 26 July 2017 09:47 PM

    We welcome EU's commitment! However, If LTTE is a banned organisation, why EU allows LTTE supporters to display the LTTE flag and publicly show their solidarity?

    Flatwhite Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:08 AM

    These freeloaders are living a much better life than you in SL

    Sheri Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:05 AM

    It should also be relevant that the ltte-terrorist flag be banned locally, and in the foreign countries, where the parasite-freeloaders are. Hope the relevant authorities take appropriate action.

    Kadiya Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:18 AM

    GMOA too!!!

    Dam Thursday, 27 July 2017 07:51 AM

    Well done and well thought

    Sameen Jan Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:14 AM

    Is the Nazi party outlawed by the EU?Is it due to lift a ban on its existence?

    Krish Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:00 AM

    I bit confused here...LTTE was banned at the time it had a leader and probably had a registered office and officials EU wants to lift the ban which means - the organisation they try to lift the ban must have a leader for the organisation! the million dollar question - who is the leader?whare the organisation been registered? and the rest of the officials?

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