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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

Sri Lanka welcomes India's decision to extend ban on LTTE

By Asian Tribune Special Correspondent in New Delhi

New Delhi, May 17 (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka has welcomed India's decision to extend the ban on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and described it as New Delhi's policy of not extending support to terrorism.

"This is in keeping with India's tradition of not endorsing LTTE's separatism and support for terrorism", officials in Presidential secretariat were quoted as saying in Colombo.

A notification extending the ban for another two years on the LTTE, declaring it as an unlawful association was issued by the Indian Home Ministry on Wednesday after factoring in how the turbulence in Sri Lanka is being exploited by the pro-LTTE forces, in spite of the ban, causing disquiet and threat to the security of Tamil Nadu.

The LTTE was responsible for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991

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