Sri Lanka has amended the list of designated persons published in the Gazette Extraordinary No.1992/25 of November 9, 2016.
Accordingly, seven Tamil diaspora groups, including some influential organisations based in the UK along with 389 individuals have been banned by the Ministry of Defence.
The gazette No. 2216/37 has been issued on Februray 25, 2021, by Defence Secretary General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratna as the Competent Authority.
The Sri Lankan government proscribed 424 individuals and 16 Tamil diaspora organisations in 2014 alleging they had links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The updated proscribe list includes the British Tamil Forum, Canadian Tamil Congress, Australian Tamil Congress, Global Tamil Forum, National Council of Australian Tamils and Tamil Youth Organization.