No re-grouping on British soil:
Britain has appealed against the de-proscription of the LTTE in the EU, the visiting British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire said.
Due to the appeal, the LTTE still remains a proscribed organisation in the EU, he said and added that the UK supports the belief that the LTTE should not be permitted to clear its name from the list of terrorists.
The LTTE was first proscribed in the EU in 2006, months after the assassination of former Foreign Minster Lakshman Kadirgamar by an LTTE sniper.
In October last year, the EU Court of Justice annulled the LTTE ban on procedural grounds, saying that a proper procedure was not followed in continuing the ban. The action would have unfreezed LTTE assets within the EU and removed its designation as a terrorist organisation, if not for the appeal.
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