The Parliament today approved the regulations under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act to ban three Muslim organisations -- National Thawheed Jama'at (NTJ), Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) and Wilayat As Seylani (WAS).
The gezette notification signed by the President under Section 27 of the Prevention of the Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act was presented by House Leader Lakshman Kiriella.
It bans the obtaining of membership in these organisations, providing leadership, using uniforms, emblems and flags belonging to these organisations and the aiding and abetting with members of those organisations.
Anyone found guilty of the regulations of the gazette notification would be liable to a 20-year jail term with their assets being confiscated. (Ajith Siriwardana)