The Court annuls, on procedural grounds, the Council measures maintaining the LTTE on the European list of terrorist organisations

http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2014-10/cp140138en.pdf The Court annuls, on procedural grounds, the Council measures maintaining the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on the European list of terrorist organisations. However, the effects of the annulled measures are maintained temporarily in order to ensure the effectiveness of any possible future freezing of funds. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are a movement which opposed the Government of Sri-Lanka in a violent confrontation which resulted in the LTTE’s defeat in 2009. In 2006, the Council placed the LTTE on the EU list relating to frozen funds…

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European Court removes EU restrictions on LTTE

In a landmark victory for the legal initiatives of Eezham Tamils, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ordered the Council of European Union on Thursday to annul the restrictive measures taken against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The case has been won by the LTTE on procedural grounds, said the lawyers representing the LTTE. Commenting on the judgement, Mr Lathan Suntharalingam, one of the initiators of the legal move against EU ban on LTTE said: “More than 40 countries in the world directly and indirectly…

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GTF News Update – 16th October 2014

COLOMBO GAZETTE  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED** TNA insists it is not backing Eelam State <http://colombogazette.com/2014/10/15/tna-insists-it-is-not-backing-eelam-state/>   COLOMBO TELEGRAPH  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED** Voter Bribery For Upcoming Presidential Election In Jaffna: Suma <https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/voter-bribery-for-upcoming-presidential-election-in-jaffna-suma/>   CEYLON TODAY  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED** TNA boycotts President’s meeting <http://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-75453-news-detail-tna-boycotts-presidents-meeting.html>   AFP Sri Lanka’s military to return gold jewellery <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11342597>   SYDNEY MORNING HERALD India was the ‘obvious place’ to send 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers: Immigration <http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/india-was-the-obvious-place-to-send-157-sri-lankan-asylum-seekers-immigration-20141015-116kbz.html>   DAILY MIRROR SRI LANKA  **COMMENTS CAN BE POSTED** Sajith against MR’s third term <http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/53750-sajith-against-mrs-third-term.html>   COLOMBO GAZETTE …

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Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family says JHU

The country is being run according to the whims and fancies of a single family, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP Athuraliye Rathana thera has stated. Speaking at the launch of the proposal for the 19th Constitutional amendment prepared by Pivithuru Hetak (A better tomorrow) movement led by him, the monk whose party is a member of the UPFA coalition has accused the Rajapaksa-regime of running the country according to the whims and fancies of a handful of officials in the government service. “Every single state-level decision is made by a…

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A grand alliance a must in order to defeat UPFA

Leader of the Democratic People’s Front (DPF), Mano Ganesan says that the results of the recently held Uva Provincial Council polls came as a shock to the Government. In an interview to The Nation, Ganesan added that his party was in the process of holding discussions with the United National Party (UNP) and opposition parties with regard to forging an alliance for the upcoming Presidential elections and beyond. Following are excerpts: Q. You supported the UNP at the recently held Uva Provincial Council elections. Are you happy the way things…

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Tiger Diaspora leaders to India

Chinese submarines in Colombo, and the Tamil Diaspora entry to India were the surprising developments in India and Sri Lanka last week. The Indian Defence Secretary was in Sri Lanka last week to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was in Kandy. Though it was not clear as to what was conveyed to Mahinda by the Indian Defence Secretary, there was no doubt that India expressed concern over the berthing of three Chinese submarines during the visit of the Chinese President. They were sent to Colombo during the Chinese leaders visit.…

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Approval compulsory for foreigners visiting North

Gota pushing country back into LTTE era –all foreign tourists visiting north and east must get his prior permission Genocidal Sri Lanka bans ‘foreigners’ visiting occupied Tamil Eelam   Foreigners visiting the Northern part of the country should inform the Defence Ministry of such visits as there had been negative intervention on the part of a few foreign nationals visiting the region, announced by Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya. Brigadier Wanigasooriya said that the Ministry recognizes and always remembers the enormous services rendered by friendly countries, and National and International Non…

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A Presidential visit up North and stifling even the limited devolution granted under the 13th amendments.

By all accounts, President Rajapakse’s unprecedented and rather controversial third term re-election campaign, though unofficial, has begun in earnest. Last week he presented the Cabinet of Ministers with a proposal to increase communal harmony in the country and implement the LLRC proposals, though a few weeks earlier the defense establishment, had facilitated a convention of an extremist religious organization, which joined hands with a convicted religious extremist monk from Myanmar to sprout the kind of vitriolic venom at minorities that most closely resembled the worst rhetoric of the Nazi political…

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