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Sri Lanka reinstitutes ban on Tamil Tigers: government

[Reuters, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 15:07 No Comment]

Sri Lanka’s cabinet reinstituted on Wednesday a ban on the Tamil Tiger rebels which designates them as a terrorist group, Sri Lanka’s defense spokesman said.

 

"The cabinet has decided to ban the LTTE as they are not allowing civilians to leave the war zone," defense spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella, also a minister, told a press conference.

 

The ban against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was lifted in 2002 at the start of an ill-fated six-year truce.

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