NTJ, JMI and WAS banned; Gazette is­sued

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An ex­traor­di­nary gazette is­sued by Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena on Mon­day pro­scribes the Na­tional Thawheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), the Jama’athe Milla’athe Ibrahim (JMI) and the Wil­lay­ath As Sey­lani (WAS) or­gan­i­sa­tions.

They were banned un­der reg­u­la­tion 75 (1) of the Emer­gency Reg­u­la­tion No.1 of 2019 un­der Sec­tion-5 of the Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Or­di­nance.

As such, any­one as­so­ci­ated with the pro­scribed or­ga­ni­za­tions or pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship to or join­ing or wear­ing/dis­play­ing/ hoist­ing or possess­ing uni­forms, dresses, sym­bols, flags, em­blems or or­ga­niz­ing any ac­tiv­ity or re­ceiv­ing mem­ber­ship or procur­ing ma­te­rial or con­tribut­ing money or ma­te­rial to or en­gag­ing in any trans­ac­tion or prop­a­gat­ing their lit­er­a­ture or en­cour­ag­ing any­one for mem­ber­ship or as­sem­bling for the same pur­pose, is li­able for pros­e­cu­tion.

All mov­able or im­mov­able property or any as­sets or fi­nances be­long­ing to these or­ga­ni­za­tions are li­able to be con­fis­cated un­der the pro­vi­sions of the Pre­ven­tion of Ter­ror­ism Act.

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