Legal action against commemorating LTTE – State Minister

Legal action will be taken against anyone commemorating a proscribed organization, Defence State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said.

If any person or persons have held ceremonies in the North to commemorate the LTTE organization or any of its past leaders they will be prosecuted, Wijewardene said.

Wijewardene said that Prabhakaran was the leader of the LTTE which was a proscribed organization. His assistants were also terrorists who had died after being members of the proscribed LTTE.

The LTTE was a brutal terrorist organization which fought to create a separate state.

Many other foreign countries too had proscribed it, as a brutal terrorist organization. Supporting such an organization or commemorating its leadership or membership was also proscribed by the law in this country.

There were reports that certain persons had held ceremonies in the North to commemorate the LTTE organization and its membership.

Police investigations have been launched to identify persons responsible for such commemorative ceremonies and that fund guilty will be brought before the law, Wijewardene said speaking to the media during a ceremony held at Mawaramandiya.

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