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Proscription of banned organizations will not be lifted

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 24, 2019 18:52

Proscription of banned organizations will not be lifted

Issuing a statement National Media Center says that not extending the emergency laws will not have an impact on the banned terrorist organizations.

The statement points out certain reports which said the proscription on those organizations would be removed, are totally false. National Thawheed Jamath, Jamathey Milathey Ibrhim and Vilayath As-Seilani organizations have been banned according to the Extra Ordinary Gazette issued by the president under the 27th clause of the Temporary Provision Act of the Prevention of Terrorism Act. It is identified as the Order Number 1 of 2019 to ban extremist organizations. Under that, those organizations have been specifically identified for national security, law and order and for the supremacy of the law. Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a Gazette Extraordinary calling upon the armed forces to maintain public order across the country.

The President issued the gazette notification on Thursday by virtue of the powers vested in him by Section 12 of the Public Security Ordinance Chapter 40. Accordingly, the Army, Navy and the Air Force have been called in for the maintenance of public order.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 24, 2019 18:52