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Lifting Emergency in Sri Lanka does not impact ban on terrorist organizations

Lifting of emergency regulations will not impact the ban imposed on Islamic terrorist organizations in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Defense affirmed today. Issuing a media statement, the Ministry of Defense said the terrorist organizations the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), Jamathe Millathe Ibrahim (JMI) and Vilayath As Seylani organisations have been banned under Clause 27 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act No 48 under the Constitution of 1978. Therefore the banning of these organizations under 2123/3 gazette extraordinaire issued by the President on May 21, 2019 will continue. Following the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, President Maithripala Sirisena under Emergency Regulations banned the three Muslim extremist organizations in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka ends state of emergency declared after Easter attacks

Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday, August 23. President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on the 22nd of each month since the April 21 attacks on three hotels and three churches. However, his office confirmed that Sirisena had not extended it for another term and thereby allowed the emergency to end on Thursday.

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Ban on Three Islamic Terrorist Organizations (NTJ, JMI & WAS) Gazetted

Proscription on National Thowheed Jama'ath (NTJ), Jama 'athe Milla' athe Ibrahim (JMI) and Willayath As Seylani (WAS) under the Public Security Ordinance (Chapter 40) has been gazetted on Monday (13 May 2019) through Extraordinary Gazette of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka No 2123/2 The proscription has been imposed by virtue of the powers vested in HE the President by regulation 75 (1) of the Emergency Regulations No 1 of 2019 made under Section 5 of the Public Security Ordinance.

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