Sunday, March 29, 2015   

Sri Lanka seizes assets of Tamil terrorism supporters
(04-02 14:30)

Sri Lanka has banned the government-in-exile of ethnic minority Tamils and several other global Tamil political groups, accusing them of committing and supporting terrorism. Their assets have been frozen.
All of the groups that were banned support an independent state for Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamils.
The government said in a statement that External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris had signed an order banning the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam and 15 other groups operating in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Norway. The organizations were banned under UN Security Council Resolution 1373, which sets out strategies to combat terrorism and control terrorist financing.
The statement said all of the groups' assets will be frozen until they are taken off a designated list. –AP




   
Other World breaking news:
Thai airlines branded a ‘significant safety concern,’ Japan blocks flights from Thai Airways (03-27 20:22)
Khmer Rouge cadre charged with crimes against humanity (03-27 20:16)
(Flight 9525) Shredded sick note reveals German co-pilot suffered from depression (03-27 20:08)
Assad keeps option open with US (03-27 19:55)
Cameron pulls though in TV grilling (03-27 19:44)
Saudi bombs in Yemen kill 39 civilians, inflaming tensions (03-27 18:36)
Cambodians jailed for trafficking people to Thailand for kidneys (03-27 17:18)
(Flight 9525) Police take away items from co-pilot’s flat (03-27 16:51)
10 pilgrims die at Bangladesh river ritual (03-27 14:32)
(Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015) Singaporeans determined to honor late leader (03-27 14:27)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.