LTTE is to remain as a terrorist group in EU

LTTE is to remain as a terrorist group in EU

LTTE is to remain as a terrorist group in EU

Written by Staff Writer

14 Jan, 2020 | 8:45 am

Colombo (News 1st) – European Union renewed its terrorist list of persons and organisations subject to sanctions, the council said on Monday.

The list included the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or the LTTE which waged a 30-year long civil war in Sri Lanka under the groups and entities.

The Council on January 13 renewed the “so-called EU terrorist list”, which sets out persons, groups and entities subject to restrictive measures with a view to combating terrorism.

“Persons, groups and entities on the list are subject to the freezing of their funds and other financial assets in the EU. It is also prohibited for EU operators to make funds and economic resources available to them,” a statement issued by the council said.

The Council first set up the list as implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373/2001 that followed the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States. It reviews the list at regular intervals, and at least every six months, on the basis of a regular exchange of information between member states on any new facts and developments relating to the listings.

This sanctions regime is separate from the EU regime implementing UN Security Council resolutions. The EU also has its own sanction regime which allows the EU to apply sanctions autonomously to ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaida and persons and entities associated or supporting them.

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