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President issues extraordinary gazette lifting ban on 05 Islamic organisations

Colombo (LNW): President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Defence has issued an extraordinary gazette declaration lifting the ban that was imposed on five Islamic organisations since the Easter Sunday massacre in 2019.

These organisations are;

  • The United Thowheeth Jama’ath (UTJ),
  • Ceylon Thowheeth Jama’ath (CTJ),
  • Sri Lanka Thowheeth Jama’ath (SLTJ),
  • All Ceylon Thowheeth Jama’ath (ACTJ), and
  • Jamiyathul Ansaari Sunnathul Mohomadiya (JSM) has been lifted.

These organisations were authorised to be proscribed along with six more in 2021 by former Attorney General Dappula De Livera, following the occurrence of the massacre.

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