• Committing acts of terrorism and other forms of violence
• Engaging in armed conflict with the Security Forces and the Police
• Threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic
• Aim of establishing a separate state in the Northern and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka
The Government said yesterday that the Cabinet had taken a ordinary option, in accordance with a memo submitted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to ban the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam(LTTE), which sustained to engage in clear human human rights violations.
At a media briefing yesterday evening which was attended by several Cabinet Ministers, Minister Maithripala Sirisena noted that the Cabinet had taken the decision as frequent needs to the aforementioned friendship to avoid terrorism and add in the self-governing process had failed.
Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva on the time said that the LTTE continued to use children and women next to their will, and also kept deny free group to civilians using them as a human shield, leaving no alternative for the Government but to go for a ban.
He extra said that the banning did not denote that the Government had stopped up up the door for meeting, but would attach in chat if the LTTE comes to the table after laying down weapons.
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe influence the LTTE to let go attentive civilians in Vanni emphasized that Sri Lanka with this act had re-iterrated it's call to global group of people to censure using civilians as a human shield.
He additional said that the Government would continue to give all possible help to civilians who are been forcibly kept by the LTTE.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama emphasised that the the Government's action had portrayed that Sri Lanka continued to engage in leisure a vital role in the world agenda in antagonism the danger of terrorism.
He also added that 32 countries had banned the LTTE and the Government choice to proscribe the outfit would additional hinder it's ability to garner support locally as well as globally for their terror acts.
Defence spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella on the time emphasised that Sri Lanka had officially joined the world order in efficiently contributing to take to pieces the communications of terrorism.
He additional said that the President had given the Tigers more than a few ultimatums before imposing the ban with the newest coming as a care on New Year eve to also free civilians held in domination in north or face a ban.."Failure to do this would lead to the government proscribing the LTTE with all its consequences for the terrorist organisation," he warned after a Cabinet meeting the Minister said.As the Tigers had failed to heed the call the Government had in use this choice, the Minister added. It would give able hold up by laws pending into consequence where any friendship or life form convicted of helping the barred LTTE could tolerate up to 20 years of care.
The LTTE was first barred in 1998, after it bombed the Dalada Maligawa. The ban was lifted in September, 2002, in front of the calm talks following the Ceasefire Agreement. The LTTE had insisted that the ban should be divide before it might believe sum in calm talks. The public declaration of the President proscribing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) under Chapter 40 of the Public Security decree gave more than a few reasons for the proscription.
They built-in inter alia committing acts of terrorism and other forms of violence, with the aim of establishing a divide state of Tamil Eelam in the Northern and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka, good-looking in armed difference with the Security Forces and the Police, murder of persons of high political office, members of the security forces and the Police and civilians, causing death and destruction to lives and possessions, intimidating the power and territorial honesty of the Republic, breakdown to eschew aggression, lay down arms and, surrender and add in the self-governing process, keeping civilians in the North and East as hostages and using them as human shields, preventing kind relief achievement the inhabitants, illegal procurement and smuggling of arms, using child soldiers, and adversely moving global and regional peace.