Sri Lanka bans 11 Islamic terror organisations including IS

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Sri Lanka connected Tuesday banned 11 Islamic panic groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), besides known arsenic the Islamic State (IS).

The determination was announced successful a gazette announcement signed by Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa nether the 'Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 48 of 1979 regulations, cited arsenic the Prevention of Terrorism (Proscription of Extremist Organizations) Regulations No. 2 of 2021.

According to the notice, the determination to prohibition 11 Islamic groups was made successful "good religion for the intent of ensuring the continuance of bid wrong the state and successful the involvement of nationalist security, nationalist order, and the regularisation of law, the organizations..."

The 11 groups banned include: The United Thawheed (Thowheedh) Jamma'ath (UTJ), Ceylon Thawheed (Thowheedh) Jamma'ath (CTJ), Sri Lanka Thawheed (Thowheedh) Jamma'ath (SLTJ), All Ceylon Thawheed (Thowheedh) Jamma'ath (ACTJ), Jamiyathul Ansaari Sunnathul Mohomadiya (JASM) alias Jamma'ath Ansaaris Sunnathil Mohomadiya Organization alias All Ceylon Jam-E- Athu Ansaris Sunnathil Mohammadiya alias Ansaris Sunnathil Mohammadiya Association alias Jama'ath Ansaris Sunnathil Mohammadiya, Dharul Adhar alias Jamiul Athar Mosque alias Dharul Athar Quran Madrasa alias Dharul Aadhaar Ath'thabawiyya, Sri Lanka Islamic Student Movement (SLISM) alias Jamia, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) alias Al-Dawlah al-Islamiah Dawla Islamia, Al-Qaeda, Save the Pearls alias Save the Pearl Society and Super Muslim.

The gazette said a idiosyncratic shall not, wrong oregon extracurricular Sri Lanka:

(a) Be a subordinate oregon cadre of;
(b) Provide enactment to;
(c) Wear, display, hoist oregon person the uniform, dress, symbol, emblem, oregon emblem of;
(d) Summon, convene, behaviour oregon instrumentality portion successful a gathering of;
(e) Obtain rank oregon join;
(f) Harbour, conceal, assistance a member, cadre oregon immoderate different subordinate of;
(g) Promote, encourage, support, advice, assist, enactment connected behalf of;
(h) Organize oregon instrumentality portion successful immoderate enactment oregon lawsuit of;
(i) Donate oregon lend wealth oregon worldly to;
(j) Procure, store, transport, person oregon administer worldly for oregon of;
(k) Espouse the origin of oregon represent;
(l) Engage successful immoderate transaction with;or
(m) Cause the dissemination of accusation connected behalf of, "any enactment specified successful the Schedule hereto oregon immoderate different enactment representing oregon acting connected behalf of specified enactment oregon is connected with oregon acrophobic successful specified enactment oregon which is reasonably suspected of being connected with oregon acrophobic successful immoderate of the activities specified above".

"Any person, who acts successful contravention of the regulations, commits an offence, and shall connected condemnation by the High Court for the Western Province established nether Article 154P of the Constitution holden successful Colombo, beryllium sentenced to a word of imprisonment not exceeding 20 years," the gazette further said.

"Any idiosyncratic who conspires to perpetrate oregon attempts, abets oregon engages successful immoderate behaviour successful mentation to perpetrate an offence successful contravention of the regulations, commits an offence, and shall connected condemnation by the High Court for the Western Province established nether Article 154P of the Constitution holden successful Colombo, beryllium sentenced to a word of imprisonment not exceeding 10 years," the gazette said.

The gazette besides notes that for avoiding immoderate doubts, "it is hereby declared that the provisions of these regulations shall not successful immoderate mode impact the close of an planetary organisation which the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister assigned the taxable of Defence whitethorn from clip to clip specify by bid successful writing, and which has entered into an statement with the Government of Sri Lanka, to prosecute successful immoderate enactment connected with the rendering of humanitarian assistance."

Finally, if immoderate money, securities oregon credits are intended to beryllium utilized by the said organisations against Colombo, the President may, by bid successful penning state that "such moneys, securities oregon credits arsenic are successful the custody of immoderate specified person, oregon immoderate moneys, securities oregon credits which whitethorn travel into his custody aft the making of specified bid and immoderate different movable oregon immovable spot belonging to specified organization, shall beryllium forfeited to the State."